The National Council of Women of Malta was founded in 1964.
It is a non-governmental organization comprising individual members and national organizations. It is non-partisan, non-sectarian and independent. It is a co-ordinating body that aims to present a broad and comprehensive view of women's opinions on matters of public interest. It aims to improve the quality of life for all. In particular it works to promote equality of opportunity for women and enable them to participate effectively at all levels and in all aspects of the life of the community. The National Council of Women provides a forum for women of different backgrounds and experiences to come together as individuals and as representatives of affiliated organizations, to exchange information and ideas, formulate policy, educate and promote change.
|President:||Ms Doreen Micallef BSc AIMLS|
|1ST Vice President||Ms Grace Attard:|
|Vice President:||Ms Helga Ellul|
|Vice President:||Dr Mercedes Schembri Wismayer|
|Hon. General Secretary:||Ms Doris Bingley|
National Council of Women Centre
Pope Pius X11 Flats
BLATA L-BAJDA HMR1579
Tel: 00356 21248881
Tel/fax: 00356 21246982
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Promoting the European year fof equal opportunities for all 2007
As part of its activities to promote the European Year of Equal Opportunities, the National Council of Women organised a Certificate-giving Ceremony for participants who have throughout these months attended a course in Basic English Skills and Information Technology at different levels. In her welcome address, Vice-President, Doreen Micallef highlighted the need for women of all ages to make use of Lifelong Learning programmes to enhance their quality of life and to make use of opportunities to seek employment.
Mr Anthony De Giovanni, Director Further Studies and Adult Education Division, Ministry of Education, spoke about initiatives that are being taken to encourage men and women to participate in Lifelong Learning Programmes. Many of the participants spoke about the encouragement they received during the courses in particular by the instructors and the feeling of achievement which, it is hoped will further their participation in other programmes. Promotional material including bags and USB sticks marking the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All 2007, were given out to the participants to take to their communities, such as church groups, clubs and schools. This will have a ripple effect and the information will reach many more citizens. Minister for Education, Youth and Employment Louis Galea presented certificates to 80 participants. “We need to provide women with all the necessary skills to be able to join today’s competitive workforce” said Dr Louis Galea in his concluding speech. NCW is taking this opportunity to promote Lifelong Learning as a tool for empowering women and therefore promote equal opportunities.
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