These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Image copyright EPA Image caption Thousands of people took part in protests across Spain against the verdict Outrage amongst women in Spain over a court's decision to clear five men of the crime of rape after they performed and filmed non-consensual sex with a teenager has led to an extraordinary outpouring of personal stories of male abuse on social media. You may find some of the accounts in this story disturbing. Women have detailed instances in which they have suffered unwanted sexual attention or violent abuse from male family members, strangers or teachers and others in positions of authority. The stories have trickled in to form a flood of anger about what women have had to endure, mostly in silence - until now.
The National Council of Women is a co-ordinating, philantropic body of women that aims to To promote the establishment of human rights for the people of Malta and their civic NCW invites you to discover more on priority issues. Sharing this info is an opportunity to reach the needs of many. The National Council of Women strongly supports and looks forward to the proposed steps to be taken by the Office of the Attorney General and the Malta Police Force to review and propose reforms on current procedures concerning the identification of victims of human trafficking, before the initiation of prosecution proceedings.
No to the legalisation of prostitution! The National Council of Women is very concerned with the proposal that once again is being put forward to debate legalising prostitution and it reiterates its position that such a law would be a confirmation that women are considered a commodity and that women's sexual favours are there for the taking as long as one pays!
Although the marches and celebrations started at the turn of the 20thCenturyit took nearly 70 years for the realization that something concrete must be done to start the uphill climb of gender equality.
Today more than 45 Femicide in europe later from that day, themes for IWD remain basically the same, with many predicting that full gender equality will not be achieved before another years, and although the intentions to move to gender equality are present, yet a regression to levels has been registered in several countries.
Can businesses and politics afford to wait that long to reap the benefits of gender equality in leadership positions.
NCW IVF Press Release The National Council of Women is very concerned with the arbitrary way in which the Prime Minister has expressed himself, imposing his opinion on the future of Embryo Protection Act, which not only reflects lack of scientific knowledge but also indiscriminately ignoring the right to life of the unborn child.
Such a position coming from the PM himself is unprecedented. The Maternity Leave Trust Fund — a win-win contribution The National Council of Women welcomes the introduction of the Maternity Leave Trust Fund, a pool that will contribute to maternity leave of women employed in the private sector.
The recent increase of female participation in the labour market, including of those of child bearing age, may not demonstrate that there is gender discrimination dsince the employer is to contributing to the maternity leave compensation, but in actual fact discrimination still exists.
As the name implies this law was specifically drawn to safeguard the rights of a new human being at its most vulnerable stage. Bringing a child into the world is not a right, either to a male or female who wish to become a parent, because in so doing they might be ignoring the rights of the third person in this equation- the child.
Over the last years, pensions reform discussions have been high on the National Agenda, but little has been done, creating ripples only to subside once more, notwithstanding the number of reports published by constituted bodies and organisations, giving their recommendations.
This will enable mothers and fathers who are working or studying, to avail themselves of free childcare. Childcare Centres - Are they the only Solution? The proposal in the electoral manifesto by the now government to offer childcare for under three year oldsfree of chargecan be an incentive to women seeking employment.
As per the Barcelona targets EU member states agreed to: Year after year a day is dedicated to eliminate violence against women, but year after year more women are being brutally murdered as a result of violence against themgenerally by men. This phenomena has not seen any abatement in recent years but an increase has been registered across several countries.
The reasons are said to be severalincluding the classical right of possession and obsession by the man over the woman, but other reasons such as financial jealousy, lack of finances and job losses, alcohol and drug abuse as well as mental health problemshave been attributed to this increase.
The list of causes keeps getting longer and longer as does the number of women victims. News briefs report only violence that has resulted in deaths but these are only the tip of the iceberg. Maltese Citizenship is not for sale The National Council of Women categorically states that any form of 'Maltese citizenship' scheme whose only aim is to raise additional revenue immediately should be condemned.
Although the secrecy clause has been withdrawn by the PM and not by Parliament so far this does very little to change the objective behind the scheme and the way it will be handled by a foreign company. At this stage, the matter deserves a decision to be taken by all Maltese citizens through an abrogative referendum The challenge of gender imbalance on corporate boards in EU Member States Addressing the challenge of gender imbalance on company boards is a matter of importance for all Member States.
In Septemberthe Commission once again addressed the issue with the adoption of its new Stategy for Equality between women and men The National Council of Women has in the past months attended several pre- budget meetings in order to present to the government the needs of the woman and that of society in general Proposed Legislation on the Protection of Embryos The National Council of Women deplores the mixed messages that are being made public on the media on the proposed legislation on the Protection of Embryos, in particular now that it is in its final stages before Parliament.
The National Council of Women supports the Act to provide protection for human embryos NCW has always advocated for legislation of alternative IVF treatment not least because of the sensitivity and the consequences for both parents and society if it had to remain unregulated. NCW believes that IVF treatment should be for heterosexuals within a stable family environment The Council has always supported the protection of embryos as the first cell of a human life and, with the development of alternative treatment over the past years this has become possible successfully.
Listening to her is an experience that no one should have missed — men or women.Indicators to measure Violence against Women In the context of efforts by the Friends of the Chair group on Statistical Indicators on.
Regardless of the law, cases of femicide still fill the news: this worrying subject continues to arouse the interest of the media and international institutions, including those of Europe.
migrant communities – for example, in Australia, Europe and North America. Studies have reported ‘honour’ killings being committed by use of firearms, axes and edged tools; through strangulation and stabbing; and by burning, Femicide committed by someone without an intimate relationship with the victim is known as non-intimate.
Images of Everyday Aztec Life The codices give us an opportunity to see how the Mexica/Aztecs lived their lives from day to day. Click through these examples. Herstory of the Battered Women’s Movement Year Event Wife beating is common in Europe and is endorsed by the church as a loving husband’s means of correcting his wife’s faults.
Battered women shelters, as we know them today, may not have existed until the nineteenth century, but abused women in Europe knew where to hide to escape their batterers – convents may. Facing crisis of gender-based violence, Puebla city classifies murders of more than 90 women this year as acts of femicide.