Malta // Structures

In Malta, responsibility for gender equality rests at the equality body National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE). Set up in 2004, it carries out independent functions and is also entrusted with overseeing the implementation of equality legislation and proposing its amendments  to the relevant minister when necessary; updating policies related to issues of equality for men and women; and liaising with government entities accordingly. Currently, the minister responsible for gender equality is the Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties.