About Us

Malta Women's Lobby Acts as a national forum to discuss and highlight issues on women’s rights leading to concrete recommendations, conclusions and actions to ensure equality between women and men; Disseminates best practices in the field of women’s rights in order to guarantee equal opportunities; Contributes towards an improvement of national policy and strategy vis-à-vis women’s issues; Improves the co-operation between policy makers, NGO’s and others working in the field of women’s issues Informs, links and raises awareness, among women’s organisations, on European issues; Works directly with European institutions to ensure that women’s needs and perspectives become an equal and integral part of European policies; Keeps members updated on national and EU directives, regulations and legislation regarding women’s issues including gender budgeting and gender mainstreaming.

The MALTA WOMEN’S LOBBY (MWL) previously known as the Malta Confederation of Women’s Organisations (MCWO) is an umbrella organisation that works in the area of women’s rights.  It acts as a national forum with the aim of raising awareness and lobbying for effective change in matters related to gender equality between women and men.

The organisation was established in 2004 and has since been a member of the European Women’s Lobby.  Through its member organisations today it represents over 24,000 women.  Its founding members were:  Dr Anna Borg, Dr Romina Bartolo and Ms Maria Bartolo Galea.   .

In October 2020, a group of young women with an interest in gender issues, came together to form a new group called SOFIA (Strong Optimistic Feminist Inspiring Activists) within the MALTA WOMEN’S LOBBY.  The aim of this group is to work on projects which primarily target the younger generation.



Chairperson and PR Officer – Dr Anna Borg
Hon Secretary – Ms Mary Rose Francica

Hon. Treasurer–  Ms Mariella Azzopardi
Legal Advisor – Dr Charlotte Camilleri

Fund Raising Team – Ms Angele Galea, Ms Maria Bartolo Galea, Ms Franceca Fenech Conti,  and Lydia Sciberras

Council Member – Ms Maria Bartolo Galea

Support Assistant:  Ms Romina Gatt Lopez

Public Relations: Ms Angele Galea


European Women’s Lobby Working Groups – Representatives

  • Alternate  board member  EWL  –  Ms Martina Farrugia (A4E)
  • Observatory on Violence Against Women – Dr Stephanie Caruana  (WRF)
  • Feminist Economics  for a Purple Pact –  Ms Mary Rose Francica (FFWE)
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights – Dr Lara Dimitrijevic (WRF) + Ms Francesca Fenech Conti (WFW Foundation)
  • Women in Politics Working Group  –  Ms Francesca Fenech Conti (WFW Foundation)Mediterranean Task Force  –  Ms Riccarda Darmanin (GWU)
  • Brussels Calls for a Europe free from trafficking and prostitution –  Dr Anna Borg (A4E) + Ms Martina Farrugia (A4E)


2019-2020 –  Dr Marie Therese Cuschieri

2013-2018  – Ms   Lorraine Spiteri

2011-2013  –  Ms Renee’ Laiviera

2007-2010 – Dr Anna Borg

2004-2006 – Dr Romina Bartolo


The MALTA WOMEN’S LOBBY is registered with the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations (No. VO/100)
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