Organisations

  
 
 
 
Aditus
 
 
Aditus foundation is a young non-governmental organisation established in 2011 with the mission to monitor, report and act on access to human rights by individuals and groups. As an organisation aditus provides legal advice through its Pro Bono Unit and is involved in ongoing advocacy work. Our focus is primarily Malta, but we also work towards highlighting the regional & international dimensions of human rights in Malta. aditus foundation is also the Secretariat for the Platform of Human Rights Organisations in Malta, Malta's first and only national network of human rights NGOs. aditus foundation played a central role in the drafting of the Civil Unions Act and the GIGESC Act, providing regular technical input on various substantive aspects.  

 

 
 
 
 
Allied Rainbow Communities (ARC)

 
Allied Rainbow Communities (arc) was established in mid-2015, ARC's motto "belong grow and contribute" reflects arc's mission to foster a sense of belonging and growth within the LGBTIQ+ community leading to a positive contribution to general society. ARC's areas of work mainly revolve around Pride, Health, Communication and Social Activities.  ARC runs the LGBTQ+ portal https://www.gaymalta.co​m/ featuring news, events and community related issues. 

 

 
 
 
​Alternattiva Demokratika LGBTIQ 

 
AD LBGTIQ is a group within Alternattiva Demokratika which focuses on the needs & rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, intersex & queer community. AD LGBTIQ aims to act as a consultative body to the executive committee of Alternattiva Demokratika on matters related to LGBTIQ persons. AD LGBTIQ aims to create a space for those who believe in equality & diversity, the green political framework, and to promote such values. 

 

 
 
 

 
Drachma and Drachma Parents 

 
Drachma is a space open to all persons of good will who seek sexual and spiritual integration. It includes lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered and intersex persons, as well as friends of LGBTI persons who wish to meet to pray together and explore the intersections between sexuality, gender, gender identity, faith, spirituality and religion. It also includes parents, siblings, relatives and all those who wish to accompany and support LGBTI people, and other parents and relatives of LGBTI persons in their life journeys. Drachma is a group largely inspired by the Roman Catholic tradition, values and spirituality but is open to people coming from different religious traditions or none at all. Drachma also explores ecumenical and inter-faith spaces. 

 

Equality Labour

 
Equality Labour is a forum within the Malta Labour Party that promotes equality for minorities in Malta.

 


 
 
 
General Workers’ Union Equality Committee 

 
The General Workers' Union (GWU) Equality Committee stands firmly for equality for all.  The GWU Equality Committee invests in jobs and equal opportunities.  It strives to protect and improve the rights for everyone regardless of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, political affiliation or social class.  It strives to reduce poverty and opposes bullying and harassment.  The equality committee encourages equality policies at the workplace and discusses with employers on how to improve their workplace in order to foster an environment which fosters equality.  We further promote statutory rights for union representatives (who make a real difference in the workplace) so they can attend conferences and trainings, which will strengthen their role in fostering a stronger working environment.  The GWU stands for unity because workers are stronger together.  A stronger workforce strengthens the business of the employers, which in turn results in a stronger economy for our country. 

 

 

 
 
  
LGBTI+ Gozo

LGBTI+ Gozo is the only queer organisation on the island of Gozo. Established in 2015, the organisation is a key player in promoting equality between individuals, whilst providing a safe space for queer Gozitans through a number of social events, awareness campaigns and educational programs.

It offers a set of services to queer youths, queer elders and parents of queer individuals, together with a community outreach program to educators, civil society and the general public on the meaning of diversity and inclusion. The organisation is a recognised voluntary organisation, proud member of ILGA-Europe, IGLYO, National Youth Council of Malta and is also part of the consultative council within the Ministry for Justice, Equality and Consumer rights.
 

 
 
 
Malta LGBTIQ Rights Movement 

 
MGRM was set up in 2001 and its mission is to achieve full equality for LGBTIQ people in Maltese society; a society that enables people to live openly and fully without fear of discrimination based on one’s sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or sex characteristics. MGRM focuses on legislative change, policy initiatives, training and awareness raising, community building, providing support services, networking and capacity building. 

 

 
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Forum Opportunitajiet Indaqs Partit Nazzjonalista (FOIPN) 

 
FOIPN is a branch, within the Partit Nazzjonalista (PN) that promotes social equality and empowerment.  FOIPN is composed of four main subcommittees: Multiculturalism and Religion; Different Abilities; Age; as well as Gender and Sexual Orientation. The subcommittee concerning Gender and Sexual Orientation raises awareness on issues that include sensitising decision/policy makers and the general public on the challenges faced by LGBTI people. This subcommittee within FOIPN actively promotes social change in favour of LGBTI people.