Prof. Charmaine Gauci has been praised for her work in tackling the COVID-19 virus and has been described as a “role model for women and men” by the Malta’s Consultative Council for Women’s Rights (CCWR).
The CCWR have used Charmaine Gauci as a prime example of why related authorities need to ensure that more women are given the chance to participate at decision and policy-making levels, both within the crisis task force and response teams to COVID-19 and outside of that.
“The pandemic helped to demonstrate to the Maltese that women are quite capable of being good decision-makers. The authorities need to come up with effective measures to ensure more women are given the chance to participate at decision and policy-making levels,” CCWR wrote.
There is no denying that Malta did a great job at handling the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the country. In fact, Malta was considered as a ‘model country’ by the WHO for the was it handled the health crisis.
The Malta’s Consultative Council for Women’s Rights is made up of representatives from several women’s rights NGOs. The council aims to represent women’s rights and serve as a platform for policy development and legislative proposals. The purpose of the Council is to advise the Government on issues affecting women in Malta and to present policy proposals, in the context of an ongoing dialogue with the Minister.