PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR EUROPEAN AFFAIRS AND EQUALITY “I will work relentlessly to end all inequalities within society” – Minister Zammit Lewis at SOGIGESC Annual Conference

During the ‘Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sexual Characteristics Unit Annual Conference’, Minister Edward Zammit Lewis welcomed the publication of the first annual report related to the implementation of the LGBTIQ Equality Strategy and Action Plan.

This report portrays the hard work undertaken by all stakeholders in the various ministries, agencies and departments as well as civil society organisations. Minister Edward Zammit Lewis highlighted that the challenge before us is to forge a mentality revolution starting at grassroots level and addressing the whole social spectrum.

In the coming days, the Parliament shall start discussing two important bills, the Equality Bill and the Human Rights and Equality Commission Bill, which are essential in order to keep strengthening equality in all aspects and ensuring all minorities have the necessary protection, and to have an independent structure that investigates allegations of discriminations.

“Equality will remain a priority for us. I reiterate my commitment to ensure that Malta continues to lead the world on LGBTIQ equality and be a role model of best practices not only to EU member states but to the international community.”

Source: Government of Malta

PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR EUROPEAN AFFAIRS AND EQUALITY “I will work relentlessly to end all inequalities within society” – Minister Zammit Lewis at SOGIGESC Annual Conference

During the ‘Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sexual Characteristics Unit Annual Conference’, Minister Edward Zammit Lewis welcomed the publication of the first annual report related to the implementation of the LGBTIQ Equality Strategy and Action Plan.

This report portrays the hard work undertaken by all stakeholders in the various ministries, agencies and departments as well as civil society organisations. Minister Edward Zammit Lewis highlighted that the challenge before us is to forge a mentality revolution starting at grassroots level and addressing the whole social spectrum.

In the coming days, the Parliament shall start discussing two important bills, the Equality Bill and the Human Rights and Equality Commission Bill, which are essential in order to keep strengthening equality in all aspects and ensuring all minorities have the necessary protection, and to have an independent structure that investigates allegations of discriminations.

“Equality will remain a priority for us. I reiterate my commitment to ensure that Malta continues to lead the world on LGBTIQ equality and be a role model of best practices not only to EU member states but to the international community.”

Source: Government of Malta