Malta National Sexual Health Strategy 2010


Gender-based violence and Domestic Violence


Gender-based Violence and Domestic Violence Strategy & Action Plan - Vision 2020​


Maltese and Gozitan Population

Description of the policy / project

The core of the Gender-Based Violence and Domestic Violence Strategy is based on the report presented by the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) that was set up soon after Malta ratified the Istanbul Convention to propose legislative amendments and policy measures that encompass its four pillars. This strategy and its corresponding action plan also seek to change the hearts and minds of individuals by calling on all members of society (in particular men and boys) to change attitudes. In essence, it is a renewed call for greater equality between women and men and freedom from gender stereotypes. This is because GBV&DV are deeply rooted in the inequality between women and men as well as imbalanced gender expectations, which are further perpetuated by a culture of tolerance and denial of the prevalence of such violence.

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Strategy in Place