Malta // Laws and Policies

The 2003 Equality for Men and Women Act (EMWA) seeks to promote equality between women and men, ensuring that no person shall be discriminated against because of his or her sex, and provides for the establishment of the NCPE. Moreover, Government policy on gender mainstreaming is specified in two circulars issued by the Office of the Prime in 2000 and 2012 respectively. These policy documents instruct all public officials within government departments and public sector organisations to assume responsibility for the implementation of gender-equality policies and gender mainstreaming and to consider them as key objectives in their performance reviews.