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Four women were elected during the 2022 general election: Miriam Dalli, Julia Farrugia Portelli, Alison Zerafa Civelli and Graziella Galea - Malta Today
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Malta: Did gender quotas election punish women candidates?
Just four women were elected during the 2022 general election but a deeper analysis also shows that women contesting on the Labour ticket obtained almost 20,000 first-count votes, which compares very well with the 14,000 first preferences obtained...
Malta: Only 4 women elected, casual election results set to trigger gender mechanism - The Malta Independent
Monday, April 04, 2022
Malta: Only 4 women elected, casual election results set to trigger gender mechanism
Only four women were elected to Parliament in Malta’s general election, down from the eight female MPs elected in 2017. If, once the casual elections are held to replace candidates who were elected on two districts, the number of women does not make...
Independent candidate Arnold Cassola tried to challenge the gender corrective mechanism for elections approved by parliament last year - Credit: Malta Today
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Maltese Court shoots down Cassola legal challenge to election gender quota mechanism
The court has turned down a constitutional case filed by independent candidate Arnold Cassola against government over the gender corrective mechanism approved by parliament last April. Cassola had argued constitutional amendments approved in...
Equality Parliamentary Secretary Rosianne Cutajar
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Gender corrective mechanism to boost women MPs clears second reading in Malta's parliament
Equality Parliamentary Secretary Rosianne Cutajar closes the Second Reading debate on the gender corrective mechanism. A corrective electoral mechanism to boost the number of women MPs has cleared the second stage in parliament with support from...
Friday, July 19, 2019
Rosianne Cutajar
Rosianne Cutajar is a Member of Parliament of Malta. This interview was conducted in October 2018 in the margins of IPU’s 139th Assembly in Geneva.
Friday, May 10, 2019
Gender law ‘smokescreen’ for party State-funding in Malta
Legal experts have voiced fears that gender quota proposals aimed at increasing female participation in Parliament are nothing but a “smokescreen” to introduce political party funding by the State “by stealth”. The proposals, which were presented by...
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Maltese political parties will be paid by the state to recruit and train women candidates
The Maltese state will fund political parties to recruit, promote and train female candidates as part of a plan launched by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat unveiled. “Legal amendments are being proposed for the Financing of Political Parties Act to...
Friday, August 25, 2017
Malta: Can women choose politics?
By Renee Laiviera, Commissioner of the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality of Malta, discusses the barriers that keep women from entering the political sphere. She maintains that gender quotas are one of the most effective ways to spur...
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Malta: Can women choose politics?
By Renee Laiviera, Commissioner of the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality of Malta, discusses the barriers that keep women from entering the political sphere. She maintains that gender quotas are one of the most effective ways to spur...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Women in Politics, by Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat
This opinion piece was originally published by Times of Malta on 18 July 2017 here. By Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat, president of the European Public Health Association and a senior lecturer at the University of Malta. Over the past days, the issue of...
Monday, July 24, 2017
Women in Politics, by Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat
This opinion piece was originally published by Times of Malta on 18 July 2017 here. By Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat, president of the European Public Health Association and a senior lecturer at the University of Malta. Over the past days, the issue of...
Monday, April 29, 2013
Three women elected MEPs, Malta
It was a red letter day for female politicians yesterday as Malta went from having no women in the European Parliament to three.The casual elections saw Marlene Mizzi, Roberta Metsola and Claudette Abela Baldacchino clinching the coveted seats in...
Friday, March 08, 2013
Malta could have four female MEPS after March election
Malta could have up to four female representatives in the European Parliament, if all four MEPs contesting the 9 March general election are successful in their bid to be elected in parliament.   (We invite our users to read the article published...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
MALTA: First woman elected as president of a political party executive committee
Marthese Portelli was recently elected president of the Nationalist Party executive committee, making her the first woman to hold such a post in the history of Malta’s politics. “I would like to invite more women to come forward and...