PRESS INVITE: Launch of the ‘Platform of Human Rights Organisations in Malta’

Dear friends and colleagues:

We are proud to announce the launch of the ‘Platform of Human Rights Organisations in Malta‘ (PHROM)
on Wednesday afternoon, the 23rd April.

Please accept this message as your invitation to attend.

The launch will be held in Valletta at 13:30, at the Board Room of Din l-Art Ħelwa (133, Melita Street, Valletta).

PHROM will be Malta’s first and only platform gathering all local NGO’s which work on human rights issues. PHROM will provide its members with a strong and united voice on areas of concern, creating a meaningful impact on policy and decision-making. At present, PHROM’s Executive Committee consists of five NGO’s, each operating in different areas of human rights protection and promotion. They are Din l-Art Ħelwa, the Malta Gay Rights Movement (MGRM), the Richmond Foundation, Victim Support Malta and aditus foundation.

PHROM is an autonomous, voluntary and not-for-profit platform registered with the Malta Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations. Its mission is to provide a national forum for human rights organisations in Malta to more effectively develop, promote and advocate for the values of human dignity and equality. PHROM will also provide capacity-building, particularly for grassroots and upcoming NGO’s, on the advocacy tools and skills needed to undertake target-oriented human rights activities. As a national focal point for human rights organisations, one of PHROM’s main activities will be the publication of Malta’s first-ever truly comprehensive and inclusive Annual Human Rights Report.

The Executive Committee encourages all NGO’s working in the human rights sector to become PHROM members to strengthen their advocacy efforts, to achieve a unified voice for the advancement of human rights and to raise the awareness, understanding and commitment to human rights in all sectors.

PHROM was made possible through funding from the ‘NGO Fund’, a programme area within the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014. The mechanism aims to contribute to the reduction of economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area (EEA). SOS Malta is the Fund Operator for the NGO Programme in Malta.

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