Women in Politics – Hon. Rebecca Buttigieg
Hon. Ms Rebecca Buttigieg currently serves as Parliamentary Secretary for Reforms and Equality within the Ministry for Home Affairs, Security and Reforms. She holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Malta and continued to further her studies at the University of Edinburgh having graduated in 2015 with an MSc in Global Crime, Justice and Security.
Hon. Buttigieg started her career working at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean where she later gained experience abroad working as a Policy Officer at the Permanent Representation of Malta to the European Union during the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
In 2017 she started working as a Spokesperson for the Ministry for Economy and most recently for the Ministry for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement. She contested the general election for the first time in 2022 and was subsequently elected to Parliament. Ms Buttigieg is married to Andrea.
Women in Politics – MP Graziella Schembri Attard Previ
Graziella Schembri Attard Previ is the Opposition Spokesperson for Equality, Human Rights and Children’s Rights Senior social worker by profession, with a Master in Social Policy. Graziella has 18years work experience with children in care, and for the past 18 months working with young adults with disability.
Politically, within the Nationalist Party, she led the Equal Opportunities Forum as President for six years (2014-2020) and also President of the Women’s Movement for 2 years (2020-2022), working relentlessly on LGBTIQ, disability, gender equality, children’s and human rights issues, and proposing various policies.
She contested the local council elections in 2015 and was elected as a local Councillor in the locality of Gzira (2015-2019), and in 2019 she re-contested the local council elections on the locality of Sliema to be elected as Vice-Mayor.
In 2021, she was elected Mayor of Sliema. Graziella contested the General Elections in 2017 and 2022, and was elected to Parliament in March 2022.
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