Trans, gender variant & intersex students: securing safe learning environments that promote human rights enjoyment

On Monday 29 February, together with our project partners MGRM, the Ministry for Education and Employment and the Ministry for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties, we launched the research report ‘Sensitivity, Safety and Strength: An Inter-agency Review of Malta’s Policy on Trans, Gender Variant and Intersex Students‘. The report was researched in the context of the project that sought to assess the actual impact of the June 2015 national policy on trans, gender variant and intersex students. Two … read more


aditus & MGRM Joint Submission on the ‘Embryo Protection Act’

On 30 July 2015 the Parliamentary Secretariat for Health issued a Press Release (PR 151745) inviting feedback on Malta’s IVF legal framework. We understand that the aim of this request is to review the current regime and bring it in line with other relevant legal norms as well as ECtHR jurisprudence. aditus foundation and MGRM welcome this initiative and are happy to share their views in this document. We look forward to discussing this feedback with the Secretariat and with … read more


Assessing a National Educational Policy on Trans, Gender Variant and Intersex Children

We’ve spent the past few months working on a policy assessment tool that we’ll be using to review Malta’s policy on trans, gender variant and intersex children. The policy was published on 16 June 2015. Running from January to December 2015, this project brings us together as partners with, MGRM, the Ministry for Education and Employment and the Ministry for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties. The project will conduct a qualitative research exercise assessing the immediate impact on schools of … read more


UPDATED Joint Statement: MGRM & aditus on Council of Europe Resolution on Trans Rights

The MGRM and aditus foundation welcome the adoption by the Council of Europe of a comprehensive resolution on the human rights of trans persons. The Assembly calls upon Member States to respect, protect and fulfil the right of trans persons not to be discriminated against and to facilitate quick, transparent and accessible legal gender recognition based on self-determination. It also asks for member states to provide information and raise awareness particularly among professionals in the education, health and psycho-social fields. … read more


Our Director awarded for his LGBTI rights work!

Last night Neil (Director) was honored with an award for his work in the area of promotion of the rights of LGBTI persons. The Malta Gay Rights Movement organized Malta’s first LGBTI Community Awards, recognizing the commitment of various personalities and professionals towards supporting LGBTI rights. Neil was awarded the Human Rights award category, with mention of his work in protecting the most vulnerable members of society, including refugees. Background news can be read here.