The Malta Confederation of Women’s Organisations (MCWO) has called on the Ombudsman to remove Charles Caruana Carabez from his post as Commissioner of Education after his Times of Malta article on Friday entitled The Foibles of Women.

"Mr Caruana Carabez's article clearly reveals that he is strongly prejudiced against women and that, first and foremost he does not consider them at par with men as human beings, but as flawed creatures. Someone who is so publicly biased can only form his opinions and decisions through his sexist, misogynistic and gendered stereotyped view of the world and cannot deal with cases fairly and objectively," the confederation said.

It said the Commissioner of Education within the office of the Ombudsman should instil the confidence and trust and foster values of respect. The holder of the post should support men and women with impartiality and integrity.

"Mr Caruana Carabez cannot perform such a duty," the confederation added. 

The MCWO represents 12 local member organisations which collectively have around 24,000 female members. The Confederation is a full member of the Brussels-based European Women’s Lobby."

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