International Women’s Day

A Business Breakfast was organised by GMU in collaboration with the Ministry to commemorate Women’s Day. This was divided into 3 panels, with the following speakers:

1. Employment and the Empowerment of Women 

  • ​Helena Holland – Department of Social Security
  • ​Ylenia Vella – Jobs Plus
  • ​Samantha Pace Gasan - CRPD
  • ​Dr Myrna Azzopardi – P&SD

2. Shifting the Gender Balance in STEM

  • ​Dr Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando - MCST
  • ​Sonya Sammut – Women Directors in Malta
  • ​Fiona Tesi –
  • ​Anamaria Magri Pantea – Women Web Entrepreneurs Malta

3. Addressing gender-Based Violence and Domestic Violence through its root causes

  • ​Andreana Friggieri - CDVGBV
  • ​Dr Desiree Attard - HRD
  • ​Dr Lara Dimitrijevic – Womens Rights Foundation
  • ​​Sylvana Gafa – Malta Police Force

Keynote speeches were also delivered by Ms Annalise Desira (Assistant Director, HRD), Dr Simone Borg (Ambassador for Climate Change) and Hon. Dr Owen Bonnici (Minister for Equality, Research & Innovation). Various NGOs and stakeholders were in attendance.

Furthermore, GMU also attended events organised on the occasion of Women’s Day by the NCPE, CDVGBV and the European Commission Information Office in Malta.