Political diversity leads to the strengthening of the institutions, Minister for European Affairs and Equality Helena Dalli said her intervention during the Women Rule Summit, hosted by journal Politico, according to a press statement by the government’s Department of Information (DOI).
Minister Dalli highlighted a number of measures that the Maltese government introduced over the past years in order to promote equality between women and men. She explained that the introduction of these measures was possible thanks to the support of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, who has promoted equality and women’s emancipation in his politics, the DOI press release notes. The government has expressed willingness to increase the number of women in the Maltese Parliament and on government boards.
With regard to European politics, Ms Dalli reiterated Malta’s call for the introduction of gender-budgeting with regard to the Multi-Annual Financial Framework, in order to address gender in all of the areas, and ensure that it becomes the priority that it deserves to be. In addition, the Minister added that there is a great need that the new European Commission adopts a gender equality strategy that binds both the EC and the member states to promote equality for women and men and implement measures in this direction.