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16 Days Of Domestic Abuse Awareness Activism

16 Days Of Domestic Abuse Awareness Activism
Nov 24 2023 Share

Dr. Lydia Abela, alongside Parliamentary Secretary Rebecca Buttigieg and Commissioner Samantha Pace Gasan, has launched a 16-day campaign titled “Beat The Silence” to raise awareness about domestic violence. 

The initiative aims to break the silence surrounding gender-based and domestic violence and promote professional help for victims. 

Dr. Abela stressed the enduring importance of awareness, particularly during these days of activism, emphasizing the need for education and support for victims. 

She highlighted ongoing reforms to address the realities of domestic violence, emphasizing that seeking help is not a sign of weakness.

Parliamentary Secretary Rebecca Buttigieg underscored that the campaign targets not only victims but encourages friends, colleagues, and others to speak up and provide support. The effort is seen as just the beginning, with ongoing government and societal work necessary to combat domestic violence. Initiatives include a five-year Strategy and Action Plan to keep the issue on the agenda throughout the year.

Commissioner Samantha Pace Gasan detailed the collaborative efforts involving ministries, associations, entities, and organizations. The campaign encompasses diverse activities engaging various social groups, such as the elderly, children, communities, athletes, and workers from different sectors, aiming to raise awareness about the complexity of gender-based and domestic violence.

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Some Finalists Of 2023’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Some Finalists Of 2023's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
Nov 24 2023 Share

A kangaroo playing an invisible guitar, penguins holding hands, a levitating seal and an otter dancing ballet – these are just some of the finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards for 2023. 

The competition is an attempt to reinforce conservation efforts of fauna all over the world by attempting to snap photos of the animals in funny situations or actions. 

 

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The awards were born in 2015 when founder Paul Joynson-Hicks decided to take his own personal experiences with funny photos of animals and make it into a global initiative. 

It has been going on ever since, and each year produces some of the most hilarious and adorable images of animals just doing their thing and being funny without them even knowing. Or do they…? Look at all the finalists here

(Copyright belongs to all respective photographers and The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards) 

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Weather Forecast For Weekend And Beyond

Weather Forecast For Weekend And Beyond
Nov 24 2023 Share

According to the Meteorological Office weather reports, Malta is set to see a mixed bag of weather patterns over the upcoming week.

With a Friday that is set to be hit with thundery showers, the weekend will start off with more isolated showers and strong winds. 

However, Sunday will un-ironically stick to its namesake and bring us a sunny day, despite temperatures still feeling like a cold 16 degrees celsius. 

But the brief sunny respite will be short-lived as Monday is to see cloudy weather make a comeback, followed by isolated showers the following day. 

It is the physical manifestation of not knowing what type of clothes to wear due to a very confused sky. 

Which weather pattern do you enjoy most? 

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Dogs At Sanctuary Play In Puddles Following Rain

Dogs At Sanctuary Play In Puddles Following Rain
Nov 24 2023 Share

The Association for Abandoned Animals Sanctuary posted an adorable video of shelter dogs playing in puddles following the heavy rainfall that hit the islands. 

‘Rain is always a fun event for many of the dogs of AAA’, the shelter wrote. ‘Lots of jumping in the puddles, lots of barking and lots of excitement.’

A walk is being held by sport ambassador Jake Vella in aid of the AAA on December 17th at Mater Dei. Those wishing to attend are asked to donate a minimum €5 and meet at Mater Dei at 10:00am. 

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