Malta has once again been ranked at the peak of the ILGA Rainbow Map and Index, claiming the title for the eighth consecutive year out of 49 countries.
The index maps out rights for the LGBTIQ+ community, and is published on a yearly basis to examine the various contexts in terms of politics and laws concerning the various communities around the world.
Malta received an 89% ranking, which is 13% points higher than the runner-up, Belgium. Addressing this recent honour, Parliamentary Secretary for Reforms and Equality Rebecca Buttigieg said that through continuous effort and collaboration, Malta is made more equal for all.
Buttigieg cited the various work being done to safeguard the rights of the LGBTIQ+ community and its members, referencing among other things the continuous awareness and education targeted at inclusion of the community.