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National Commission for the Promotion of Equality

The National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE) is an independent, government funded body set up to safeguard equality by virtue of Chapter 456 of the Laws of Malta in January 2004.


NCPE works to create a culture where diversity is seen as an added-value and where equality and non-discrimination are able to flourish within society by empowering individuals and organisations. 

Equal treatment is safeguarded and promoted on the grounds of:

  • ​Gender and family responsibilities;
  • Sexual orientation;
  • Age;
  • Religion or belief;
  • Race or ethnic origin;
  • Gender Identity;

in employment; education and vocational guidance; by banks and financial institutions; and in vacant posts in employment. 

Equal treatment is also safeguarded and promoted on the grounds of:

  • ​Gender;
  •  Race or ethnic origin

in the access to and supply of goods and services.

Do you want to take action on a case of discrimination that you have experienced?

If you are discriminated against in the areas mentioned above, you can submit a complaint to NCPE for investigation, by:

  • Contacting NCPE to set an appointment with the Complaints Section.
  • Downloading a Complaints Form and returning it signed to NCPE.  Complaints Forms are in English or Maltese and can be downloaded from here

NCPE can assist you to formulate/write a complaint if you require such assistance.

Cases of alleged discrimination that are submitted for investigation are managed with confidentiality.

How can NCPE help you?

NCPE provides various services to the general public and other stakeholders in relation to equality and non-discrimination including:

  • Investigation of cases of alleged discrimination in areas falling within NCPE’s remit (as mentioned above)
  • Consultation on drafting policies on equality and sexual harassment for private and public entities
  • Training on subject matters related to equality
  • Publication of studies and tools related to equal treatment and non-discrimination (which are available on NCPE’s website
  • library and documentation centre at NCPE’s premises that can be accessed by appointment
  • Replying requests for information from the general public, students, researchers and other stakeholders
  • Awareness raising through various means including:

o    online campaign

o    social media

o    printed and broadcast media

o    meetings and conferences.


Last updated in June 2014.

Contact Information:

Contact Name 
National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE)
Gattard House
National Road 
Blata l-Bajda HMR 9010
(+356) 2590 3850
(+356) 2590 3851