Protections for Rainbow Families
This morning in Brussels I have met with Beppe Sala, Mayor of Milan, together with my colleague from the EGP Committee Vula Tsetsi. Sala addressed the meeting of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament, to talk about the increasingly worrying situation in Italy as Meloni and her Government continue to extend their arm of…
Abortion in Malta: The long journey
“Abortion to be allowed when woman’s health is at serious risk” – next week amendments will be tabled in Maltese parliament to make this happen. As a friend of mine remarked, it’s a small step forward, that just shows how far behind we are. As with many fights for justice I think it is important…
Has the discussion on LGBTQI Rights in Malta already plateaued?
In this blog I analyse the current discussions on LGBTQI issues in Malta, as experienced at the IDAHOT 2022 business breakfast organised by the Parliamentary Secretary for Equality and Reforms on May 17th 2022.
2022 Campaign Expenses
how much does an electoral campaign cost? Besides monetary costs, shouldn’t we also be calculating environmental costs, volunteer hours, and the cost of emotional labour?
Malta’s Shrinking Spaces
There are different ways to shrink spaces in society, and the Labour government seems keen to deploy all of them. This has an impact on our physical, political, and social environments. We’ve observed the shrink creep into our lives over the past few years. Since it starts slowly it can be challenging to notice the…
Reaction to PN proposal
CW: mention of fatphobic policies I have learnt to have no expectations of PN (and hold similar reservations for PL on quite a few issues) so I am obviously not surprised that yet another one of their proposals flunks my values. PN’s proposal for a yearly assessment of dietary goals as a “bid to fight…
Reaction to Transphobia
To any trans women in Malta reading the comments by Jon Mallia and others, who wish they could play sport without their gender being policed by people who know nothing about trans issues and nothing about trans lives… there are spaces that welcome you! Roughly one year ago, roller derby started in Malta (Honey Island…
Tonight in Copenhagen I will be talking from a young green and trans queer perspective about Feminism in Europe! What are your thoughts? What would make Europe a Feminist place? Thank you to MEP Kira Marie Peter-Hansen for the invitation. Feministisk Europa?! – Udsolgt
Tonight we met with MEP Sven Giegold and discussed the rule of law in Malta, corruption, impunity and conflicts of interest, the environment, and current constraints on political and non-governmental organising in Malta.