Marriage inequality: the Bill is great news for same-sex couples, but no news for other minority groups

aditus foundation is extremely happy to see Malta adopting marriage equality legislation. It is our firm belief that all persons should be entitled to access and enjoy the right to marry and found a family, irrespectively of their sexual orientation, gender identity or other innate characteristic. When advocating for the adoption of the Civil Unions Act, we had unequivocally stated that whilst the legal recognition of same-sex couples established through civil unions was a historical moment for Malta’s human rights … read more

New project: Burning Bikinis!

Although we work extensively with anti-discrimination topics, we have only briefly touched on women’s rights and gender roles. The Burning Bikinis project (1 March 2016 – 28 February 2017) will allow us to explore feminism in Malta from a historical perspective by looking at events that happened in Malta, through talking to those who lived it and adopting an introspective voice by inviting Malta to reflect on today’s role of women in the community. We feel this is also relevant in the light of recent debates in Malta on the veil, … read more

Human Rights NGO shocked at public statements on domestic violence

We are concerned at recent statements concerning domestic violence in Malta, as published in the local media.  The statements seemed to imply that domestic violence could often be attributed to some form of provocation from the victim, leading to a minimisation of what is in fact a very serious violation of a person’s physical and psychological integrity. Whilst we appreciate the need to view each case on its own individual merits, such generalised public statements that are, and cannot be, backed by … read more