Address: Commission on Gender-Based Violence and Domestic Violence, Zentrum Business Centre, Triq L-Imdina, Qormi, Malta
Telephone: +356 22768301
Established in 2006, the Commission on Gender-Based Violence and Domestic Violence (CGBVDV) is a public entity and the national coordinating body designated for the application of Article 10 of the Istanbul Convention as per Chapter 581 of the Laws of Malta (2018).
The Commission has several duties, including:
- Coordinating, implementing and monitoring gender-based violence and domestic violence national strategies as well as developing policy recommendations.
- Coordinating multi-agency cooperation by bringing together the main stakeholders working in the area of gender-based violence and domestic violence (GBV and DV) to disseminate good practices in order to prevent GBV and DV and strengthen support services.
- Identifying and organising training for professionals working in the field of GBV and DV.
- Conducting awareness-raising campaigns or programmes, including those in co-operation with civil society, to increase awareness and understanding among the general public of the different manifestations of all forms of GBV and DV and the need to prevent and address such violence.
- Supporting research in the field of GBV and DV and collaborating with educational authorities to educate students and prevent different forms of violence.
- Comprehensively collecting and collating relevant statistical data and ensuring that the information collated is available to the general public.