Protecting the rights of minority groups is a human rights success for everyone

aditus foundation is extremely happy to welcome the recent amendments brought about to Maltese law in terms of offering better protection to lesbians, gays, and transgender persons living in Malta.  The amendments add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of circumstances aggravating certain types of crimes, and also to the legal mandate of Malta’s national equality body, the Nation Council for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE). “The authorities are sending clear messages.  Violent acts against gays, lesbians or transgender … read more


Press Statement: A major step in Malta’s human rights development

aditus foundation is very happy to welcome the recent announcement by the Minister for Justice, Dialogue and the Family regarding legal amendments broadening hate crimes legislation.  The proposed amendments will extend current legislation to cover crimes based on homophobia, transphobia and other grounds such as disability. aditus Director Dr. Neil Falzon:  “This is a clear statement condemning acts of violence committed out of discrimination against particularly vulnerable groups.  We are particularly happy to see the inclusion of gender identity as a … read more


aditus joins other local NGOs to condemn act of violence against a lesbian teenager

The Malta Gay Rights Movement and aditus strongly condemn the act of violence that took place in Hamrun against two young women on Friday 13th January as reported in the Sunday Times and would like to express their solidarity with the victims and their families. In many countries, such an assault would be investigated as a hate crime but Malta has yet to extend hate crime legislation to include the grounds of homophobia and transphobia. Violence on lesbian, gay and trans … read more