Anti-Racism Strategy

​The Government launched and implemented the Anti-Racism Strategy 2021-2023 / Strateġija Kontra r-Razziżmu, Malta’s first national action plan against racism and xenophobia. The Strategy was adopted by Cabinet on Wednesday 28 July 2021, launched publicly on Thursday 30 September 2021, and presented to stakeholders in a conference on Friday 15 October 2021. This comprehensive Strategy aimed to confront and eliminate racism in all its forms, individual, systemic, and societal and to stimulate and support intercultural inclusion. 

The document incorporated into its 22 measures invaluable ideas received during the 2020 public consultation, in which respondents gave suggestions on various issues such as research, law enforcement, education, employment and housing. These measures make anti-racism and anti-discrimination both individual and collective responsibilities across all sectors of society – Government and the public sector, democratic and political institutions, the media, but also the private sector, civil society, and the general population. Outreach and awareness-raising activities also took place throughout and across all levels of society, particularly the grassroots. 

This Strategy is in line with the EU’s Anti-Racism Action Plan 2020-2025. The ball has also been set rolling for the Second National Anti-Racism Action Plan. 

The first progress report for 2022 can be found here​.



Campaigns and Media

Anti-Racism Strategy Media Interview by Alexander Tortell

Anti-Racism Strategy Reaction from Régine Psaila, African Media Association Malta

Anti-Racism Strategy Reaction from Moussa Hammoud, Lebanese in Malta

Anti-Racism Strategy Reaction from Ishana Meadows, RAAH

Maltin Bħalek (Human Rights Directorate x Malta Today)

Taħlita Perfetta Season 2 (Human Rights Directorate x Lovin Malta)​