According to the European Sustainability Development Report 2022, major challenges remain in the area of Gender Equality in Malta. A significant proportion of the female population remains outside the working population due to caring responsibilities and the number of women in senior management positions remains relatively low.
Moreover, votes for female candidates in the national and local elections continue to remain low despite the recently introduced gender corrective mechanism law.
There has probably never been a better time in Maltese employment history to ensure that our talented human resources pool remains not only in employment, but fully engaged and motivated to give its best. Organisational policies and procedures, whether formal or informal, can sometimes reinforce gender inequalities and stereotypes. Against this background, this toolkit aims to put together resources aimed at increasing understanding of relevant issues, creating more awareness within organisations while also helping to avoid gender related issues. We also recognise that there are more than two genders and we should recognise that binary thinking can also lead to overlooking the talents of a significant proportion of the workplace. People of all sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and sex characteristics (SOGIGESC) are valuable, and we are also including some very relevant resources to increase awareness of LGBTIQ+ issues in the workplace. .
It is all about making the best use of our talent, irrespective of these distinctions – and creating workplaces where people can give of their best in a positive and supportive environment. The toolkit has been put together by The Malta Chamber Health and Wellness committee, supported by Atlas Insurance and launched in March 2023 but it should be seen as organic and participative – please give us feedback on firstname.lastname@example.org where you think we can improve, update or add a resource.
Codes of Practices/Checklists
Recruitment and Selection
National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (Malta) – inclusive Advertising: Guidelines for Authors and/or Publishers of Adverts: Maltese or English version