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National Council of Women

National Network: 
Malta
Address: 
Pope Pius XII Flats Mountbatten Street Blata l-Bajda HMR 1579 MALTA
Blata L– Bajda, HMR 02
Malte
Telephone: 
00 356 21 248881 or 00 356 21 443476
Telephone (other): 
00 356 21 246982 or 00 356 21 488391
Fax: 
00 356 21 246982
Mobile Phone: 
00 356 79061880
Mobile Phone (other): 
00 356 99225445
Organisation Type: 
Others
Year of Establishment: 
1964
General Information: 

The National Council of Women is composed of members and affiliated organisations. NCW is a member of the International Council of Women(ICW) and holds a Vice-President ship in the European Committee of the International Council of Women.(ECICW)
Grace Attard is a Member of the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels representing Maltese Civil Society and Doris Bingley is a member of the Commonwealth Civil Society Advisory Committee.
NCW has Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
NCW’s structure consists of an elected Executive Committee, a Central Committee which includes a representative from each Affiliated Organisation. It has Standing & Sectional Committees. NCW employs one part-timer and a person from ETC’s Youth Scheme.
The Budgetary resources available in a year fluctuate according to members & affiliated organisation fees, fund raising activities and sponsorships.

Mission and Objectives: 

The National Council of Women is an independent, non-sectarian, voluntary organisation based on adult, individual membership and the affiliation of non-government organisations.
Its aim is to improve the quality of life for all. In particular it works to promote equality of opportunity for women, and provides a forum for women of different backgrounds to exchange information and ideas, formulate policies, educate and promote legal, economic, social and human rights. It lobbies, advocates and disseminates information through its publications, website and public media.

Main Projects / Activities: 

NCW is just finishing a Grundtvig Project as partners in a six nation group led by a German group, for Social Inclusion
We have been awarded a UNESCO research project and we are development partners in an EQUAL project with a Government Entity.
NCW is in the forefront of Life Long Learning activities with IT training, Empowerment Courses and basic literacy programmes
It holds Seminars, Talks, Workshops and organises visits of cultural & environmental importance as well as taking part in National debates