Why Women?

In Malta women are still the primary carers of children and elderly family members. Many women either do not work or work on a part time or reduced hour basis. Due to this they may find themselves at a financial disadvantage and women are more likely to end up in poverty.
Why Women?

To be able to care for their children and run the household some women stop working. Some work on reduced hours or on a part-time basis. Women find it difficult or are unable to advance in their career or continue their education. Women may lose out on career opportunities due to family responsibilities with many women never reaching their full potential. Inequality in the relationship, domestic abuse, or having to provide for their children alone leads women to fall into poverty in greater numbers.

Due to Covid-19 many women have been laid off and were unable to work since their children were out of school or had no childcare for many months. Others were also unable to go to work for health reasons. International studies show that when there are global socio-economic changes many times women will be the ones taking the lead in helping their families to adjust to the new challenges and realities faced, often at great personal expense. We are envisaging this will also happen after the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, making it even more important to continue to support and empower women.

Lived Experiences

Alison’s Story

Sixteen year old Alison, recently gave birth to her baby. Thankfully she has the support of her mother, who also has had

Deborah’s Story

Deborah has had a traumatic childhood. She was brought up in care because both her parents had substance abuse problems.

Erika’s Story

Erika is a mother to four children between the ages of 10 and 2. She has always worked reduced hours and all was going w

Christina’s Story

Christina (not her real name) is a mother of two young girls, her husband controls all the family finances and controls

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