The Road to Women’s Suffrage and Beyond – at the Ministry for Gozo

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The Road to Women’s Suffrage and Beyond - at the Ministry for GozoThe Ministry for Gozo and the Central Bank of Malta, are organising a public event to mark seventy years since Maltese women obtained the constitutional right to vote.

It was on 25 – 27 October 1947, the women of Malta exercised for the first time the right to vote.

This had been enshrined in the 1947 Constitution, which was promulgated in September 1947 and which reconstituted self-government to Malta.

The Road to Women’s Suffrage and Beyond – is the title of the event, which will take place next Friday, the 24th of November at the Ministry for Gozo, St Francis Square, Victoria, starting at 6.00pm.

Key speeches will be delivered by the Minister for Gozo Dr Justyne Caruana, and Dr Carmen Sammut, University of Malta.

Dr Carmen Sammut is Pro Rector for Students & Staff Affairs and Outreach. She lectures in the Department of International Relations (Faculty of Arts) where she also served as Head of Department.

She holds a PhD in Media and Communications from Goldsmiths College, University of London. She obtained her Masters (cum laude), a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and a BA Degree from the University of Malta.

Dr Sammut currently teaches and writes about journalism, international communications, political communication and issues of culture in international affairs. At the University of Malta she also teaches journalism within the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences (MAKS).

Dr Sammut also played a role in civil society, namely in relation to gender-related issues. She regularly moderates events which included the Convention of the Maltese Living Abroad and the Women’s Forum during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2015.

There will also be musical interludes performed by Ms Britt Arend, harpist, Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.

Entrance will be free of charge and to reserve a seat, kindly phone on +356 25503105. Refreshments will be served after the event.

The Central Bank of Malta is issuing a silver coin to mark the 70th Anniversary of this significant achievement.

Designed and engraved by artist Noel Galea Bason, the diameter 38.61mm; Gross weight 28.28gr; Alloy 0.925 Silver, the minting limit is 1,500 coins.

The issue date is the 1st of December. Any items purchased with this product will be posted on 1st of December 2017.

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