Replace the IVF Bill legislative process with in-depth, honest and inclusive consultation.

We welcome the recent statement by the Health Minister confirming further consultation on the Embryo Protection (Amendment) Bill. The Bill’s complex themes require in-depth, honest and inclusive consultation to ensure their appropriate exploration and understanding. We also welcome the removal of the existing discriminatory ban on access to medically assisted procreation by same-sex couples. It is also positively noted that the Bill endorses our call for the decriminalisation of egg and sperm donation, as we feel that the present law … read more


V18 Artistic Director must go.

In a society supposedly promoting equality, dignity and respect for fundamental human rights it is unacceptable that women are labelled ‘sorry bitches’. Recent public comments made by V18 Artistic Director Mario Philip Azzopardi fly in the face of Malta’s efforts at improving the way it treats all members of its society, particularly women. Mr. Azzopardi’s disgusting insults might be his chosen method of expressing himself, yet they offend the laws, policies and values that secure the protection of all persons … read more


We endorse the position paper on sexual and reproductive health and rights

aditus foundation welcomes the position paper Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights published by the Women’s Rights Foundation earlier this year. The position paper adopts a rights-based approach to a topic that for too long has remained a national taboo, yet which continues to affect thousands of women, and men, in Malta. Sexual and reproductive rights are fundamental human rights and, as such, merit to be respected, protected and fulfilled. The paper’s recommendations urge Malta to reflect on the … read more


Alerting the Universal Periodic Review to statelessness in Malta

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States. The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations. Together with our colleagues at the European Network on Statelessness and the Institute … read more


Statelessness Index – new online tool comparing how European countries address statelessness

Today European Network on Statelessness is launching a new online tool, Statelessness Index, for assessing how different European countries – including Malta – protect stateless people and what they are doing to prevent and reduce statelessness. The tool is aimed at sharing good practices as well as raising awareness or focusing advocacy on areas that need improvement. It is the first tool that provides comprehensive and accessible comparative analysis on statelessness in different countries in Europe. Comparing country specific information … read more