‘The right to live in dignity is a basic human right for all’ – NGO press statement on International Human Rights Day

We are shocked and saddened by the news of the death of Haji, the Somali man who died last Thursday under the bridge in Marsa. The grim discovery of his dead body, under the bridge that he had made his home, brought to light the disturbing but all too often hidden reality of poverty and homelessness among migrants in Malta. Unfortunately, the circumstances surrounding Haji’s death are not unique – our work is a daily encounter with people who cannot … read more

International Human Rights Day Press Statement: “Talk to human rights defenders, they work for us all.”

The Platform of Human Rights Organisations in Malta (PHROM) stresses the crucial role played by its Member Organisations in ensuring Malta remains a safe, harmonious and inclusive place for all persons. The Platform’s 29 non-governmental organisations are active in several areas, striving to ensure that their beneficiaries do not face exclusion, violence, poverty, discrimination, harassment and other human rights violations. As believers and promoters of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, commemorated today, all our Member Organisations are at … read more


aditus foundation, Breaking Limits, Integra Foundation, We Are and the Platform of Human Rights Organisations in Malta (PHROM), would like to invite your organisation and its members to: ‘1Voice4All – Civil Society Stands Up for Human Rights’. 1Voice4All will walk through Valletta, uniting individuals and organisations under the all-embracing idea that human rights for all people require more respect, protection and fulfilment in Malta. 1Voice4All will also present a Civil Society Statement to Members of Parliament, underlining our belief that human rights are for all … read more

A time to call for a national agreement on Universal Human Rights

Today, 10 December, is International Human Rights Day. Worldwide defenders of human rights have marked this day annually since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed by the United Nations on 10 December 1948. The Declaration begins by stating the enormous significance of its vision: “[The] recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world”. The Declaration guarantees the equality … read more