The reasons are said to be several , including the classical right of possession and obsession by the man over the woman, but other reasons such as financial jealousy, lack of finances and job losses, alcohol and drug abuse as well as mental health problems , have been attributed to this increase.
News briefs report only violence that has resulted in deaths but these are only the tip of the iceberg.
The National Council of Women categorically states that any form of 'Maltese citizenship' scheme whose only aim is to raise additional revenue immediately should be condemned.
Such a position coming from the PM himself is unprecedented.
The National Council of Women welcomes the introduction of the Maternity Leave Trust Fund, a pool that will contribute to maternity leave of women employed in the private sector.
This will enable mothers and (fathers) who are working or studying, to avail themselves of free childcare.
The National Council of Women welcomes the document EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & CARE IN MALTA and agrees with it as THE WAY FORWARD.Can businesses and politics afford to wait that long to reap the benefits of gender equality in leadership positions.The National Council of Women is very concerned with the arbitrary way in which the Prime Minister has expressed himself, imposing his opinion on the future of Embryo Protection Act, which not only reflects lack of scientific knowledge but also indiscriminately ignoring the right to life of the unborn child.Year after year a day is dedicated to eliminate violence against women, but year after year more women are being brutally murdered as a result of violence against them , generally by men.This phenomena has not seen any abatement in recent years but an increase has been registered across several countries.Although the secrecy clause has been withdrawn (by the PM and not by Parliament so far) this does very little to change the objective behind the scheme and the way it will be handled by a foreign company.