The Gibraltar Women's Association welcome the Bill to amend the civil marriage act

The Gibraltar Women's Association welcome the Bill to amend the civil marriage act to allow for the marriage of same sex couples.

Every step on the road to equality is vital to a fair society. We hope that the legislation will be passed by parliament, after the required waiting period required as per the constitution, without further delay. We wish to congratulate the Equality Rights Group for campaigning for this fundamental right.

Press Release: Modernisation and Trial of a Rolling Chair

The GWA Committee are very excited to announce that we have taken the decision to modernise the Association by introducing the trial of a rolling chair. This effectively means that each of the committee members who wish to take on the role will take it in turns to chair the Association.

This fulfils our aims of empowerment to the individual and promotes strength of character allowing each committee member the opportunity to develop their leadership and communication skills. Each committee member will take responsibility for their share of the workload and projects including all press releases and correspondence and lead on individual projects.

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GWA Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

The Gibraltar Women’s Association has celebrated its 50th anniversary, with a reception bringing together past and present members and their friends and family. Founded in 1966 as the Housewives’ Association, over the years the Women’s Association has campaigned on local and international issues affecting women, men and children on the Rock.

GWA CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY

The Gibraltar Women’s Association has celebrated its 50th anniversary, with a reception bringing together past and present members and their friends and family. Founded in 1966 as the Housewives’ Association, over the years the Women’s Association has campaigned on local and international issues affecting women, men and children on the Rock.

Posted by GBC News on Wednesday, February 17, 2016

GWA 50th Anniversay Photos by Tommy Finlayson

GIBRALTAR WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Posted by Tommy Finlayson on Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Photography Competition Winners

The Gibraltar Women's Association's first photographic competition was launched on International Women's Day and is part of the GWA's 50th anniversary celebrations.

The aims of the competition were to encourage a diverse representation of women beyond that afforded by mainstream media and to celebrate women's positive achievements and their valuable contributions to their respective communities.The exhibition is currently on display on the Lower Exhibition room, John Mackintosh Hall until Tuesday 14th June.

1st prize: Kyrane Finlayson

2nd prize: Stephen Hermida

3rd prize: Francesca Makey

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Gibraltar Women’s Association’ AGM 4th May 2016

At the recently held AGM the GWA’s out-going Chair, Amber Turner, presented a report on the association’s very busy and productive 50th anniversary year. Ms Turner highlighted a number of the GWA’s achievements including its new logo, the launch of the GWA website (www.gwa.gi), the growth of its membership and the 50th anniversary celebrations.

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Gibraltar Women's Association Calls On Government To Abolish "Tampon Tax"

The Gibraltar Women's Association is calling on the Government of Gibraltar to abolish import duties and tax on essential female sanitary items, lowering it from 12% to 0%.

A statement from the Association said: "A woman will use and throw away on average 11,000 tampons in her lifetime.

"Although Gibraltar does not have VAT per se, we have import duty, which is passed on to the consumer. Female sanitary items, including towels and tampons, are locally taxed at the higher rate of 12%.

"In contrast to this shaving foam is valued at 3% making it more expensive to be a woman and sanitary products taxed as a luxury item.

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Gibraltar Women’s Association celebrates 50 years

By current Chairperson, Amber Turner

The Housewives’ Association was born on 16th February 1966, brainchild of Angela Smith, a young mother of three young children, a visionary, a Gibraltarian woman who, against the social expectation for women in Gibraltar at the time, decided to take a stance and form Gibraltar’s first ever association of women. It was in reaction to local and international issues affecting Gibraltar, post World War II. Over 250 women congregated in the Parish Hall for the first meeting called and the first committee was elected:

  • Founder /Chairperson Angela Smith
  • Vice Chairperson Mariola Summerfield
  • Secretary Magda Picardo
  • Treasurer Charo Dumas
  • Committee Members Brenda Llambias, Violet Baker and Dorothy Scott-Stephen

Historically GWA is one of Gibraltar’s oldest on record. It is significant because the GWA has never been rendered redundant which means that its work is as essential to the shaping of our community today, as it ever was.

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GWA 50th Anniversay Photos by GibraltarFocus

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Posted by GibraltarFocus on Wednesday, February 17, 2016
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