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Towards a Gender Equality Mainstreaming Framework


From: Ministry for the European Affairs and Equality
(Human Rights and Integration Directorate)
​Published: 8 March 2019
Running till: 8 April 2019
​Last Updated: ​22 May 2019
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Original Consultation

In 2017, the Ministry for European Affairs and Equality (MEAE) set up the Consultative Council for Women’s Rights (CCWR) consisting of representatives of women’s rights civil society organisations in order to serve as a platform for the development of policy and legislative proposals.

Subsequently, in 2019, MEAE established the Gender Mainstreaming Unit (GMU) within the Human Rights and Integration Directorate (HRID) with the aim of developing and implementing the first national strategy and action plan in relation to gender equality mainstreaming, and the introduction of corresponding legislation. 

2.        Consultation Questions

The purpose of this consultation is to provide governmental entities, social partners, civil society organisations and the general public with an opportunity to provide specific proposals to Government with regard to the development of the Gender Equality Mainstreaming Strategy and Action Plan as well as the Gender Equality Mainstreaming Bill.

Strategy and Action Plan:

    1. Do the eight pillars address today’s gender equality needs? Would you add or subtract any pillars? Why?
    2. Are there any specific measures regarding any one or more of the pillars that you would like to propose? Please indicate why these measures are necessary.
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  • Legislation:
      1. Do you know of any discriminatory provisions in Maltese law that need to be addressed? Please provide a reference to the law (if possible).
      2. What areas should the Gender Equality Mainstreaming Bill address? Do you have any specific proposals?
      3. Are there any models that you would propose that government should consider looking at in terms of legislation, institutional frameworks or both? If yes, what is especially good about such models?

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