Malta’s continuous work to progress and integrate equality for the LGBTIQ+ community has just been acknowledged in the annual report published on Monday by the ILGA Europe organisation.
The report shows that, during the year 2022, Malta continued to make significant steps to strengthen the rights and equality for the LGBT community.
The report refers to the group SOGIGESC – Human Rights Directorate, which worked on various campaigns to educate about LGBTIQ rights and other related matters.
The report also highlighted the continued education for people in various public sectors, including educators, police officials, etc.
Malta organised the first Pride March in Gozo in 2022 as well as removed the discriminatory practice of not allowing gay men from donating blood.
Next September, Malta will hold Europride, which will see various events and campaigns directed towards further education and strengthening of equality and rights for LGBTIQ+ people.
Parliamentary Secretary for Reforms and Equality Rebecca Buttigieg welcomed this recognition with open arms, saying that this report is clear indication that Malta is working for a more just and equal society.