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Malta Women's Lobby Acts as a national forum to discuss and highlight issues on women’s rights leading to concrete recommendations, conclusions and actions to ensure equality between women and men; Disseminates best practices in the field of women’s rights in order to guarantee equal opportunities; Contributes towards an improvement of national policy and strategy vis-à-vis women’s issues; Improves the co-operation between policy makers, NGO’s and others working in the field of women’s issues Informs, links and raises awareness, among women’s organisations, on European issues; Works directly with European institutions to ensure that women’s needs and perspectives become an equal and integral part of European policies; Keeps members updated on national and EU directives, regulations and legislation regarding women’s issues including gender budgeting and gender mainstreaming.

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Malta Women's Lobby - MWL

The MWL is a full member of the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) https://womenlobby.org
Malta Women's Lobby - MWL
Malta Women's Lobby - MWL
It is time for the Maltese government to choose to protect vulnerable women, rather than the buyers, pimps and traffickers. The choice is clear: Nordic Model or Men, pimps and traffickers. We are waiting for government to finally make the right move on this.
Malta Women's Lobby - MWL
Malta Women's Lobby - MWL
🇬🇷 A major human trafficking and baby adoption ring operating in Chania (island of Crete) has been uncovered, and the disturbing truth is finally coming to light.

❗Through manipulation and false promises, they were coerced into selling their eggs or acting as birth mothers. Once brought to Greece they were kept under controlled conditions until the harrowing process was complete.

🗣 The mastermind, a 73-year-old obstetrician, orchestrated this chilling scheme, exploiting women's vulnerability. If the women dared to resist, they faced threats and mistreatments. "If we didn't obey, we were threatened that we would be sent back to our country. We were under constant surveillance. Many girls I lived with were not mentally ready for pregnancy. Some were obviously depressed." testifies one of the victims.

❗Shockingly, some of the same women were used both to extract their eggs and exploited as birth mothers, intensifying the heartlessness of this operation. The exploitation extended to forging medical records, laboratory tests, adoption papers and certificates to conceal their actions.

💵 Since the end of 2022 alone, 182 cases have been documented. This operation was not only morally bankrupt but financially lucrative, with the clinic charging its surrogacy programs custumers between €70,000 to €100,000, and in extreme cases, reaching up to €120,000. Meanwhile the women were paid 200 to 600 euros a month.

❌ Greece allows "altruistic surrogacy" which supposedly isn't commercial, yet allowing the birth mother to receive "compensation", rendering it transactionnal. The legalisation of surrogacy, even when deemed "altruistic", has inevitably conducted to human trafficking and poor and/or migrant women's exploitation in every country were it has been permitted.

📰 Surrogacy violates women's and children's human rights. And yet, the vast majority of the media articles covering this scandal pity the buyers, not the victims. To all the journalists out there, when you talk about westerners buying babies through surrogacy, please talk about the exploited migrant women as well.

Sources: Kronen Zeitung, Neos Kosmos
Malta Women's Lobby - MWL
Malta Women's Lobby - MWL
Gender and Sexualities at UM is presenting Sarah Dingle, ABC journalist and author of the book Brave New Humans for a Documentary Film Screening entitled "Inconceivable - The Secret Business of Breeding Humans"

Date: 07 September 2023
Time: 10:00am
Venue: Campus Hub Room 206

For registrations, kindly click on the link below:
https://docs.google.com/.../1DW2xe4Frof.../edit...

Kindly register by not later than Friday 1st September 2023.
Malta Women's Lobby - MWL
Malta Women's Lobby - MWL
Malta Women's Lobby - MWL
Every five days, a person murders his family. We see these killings more in conservative states, with more guns and more sexist men.
Malta Women's Lobby - MWL
Malta Women's Lobby - MWL
Women in prostitution suffer a catalogue of abuse and exploitation, as well as mental and physical injuries
Malta Women's Lobby - MWL
Malta Women's Lobby - MWL
CALLING YOUNG FEMINISTS!

Do not miss the chance to experience AGORA Young Feminist Summer School organised by European Women's Lobby this September.

Feel free to get in touch with us should you have any questions.

 

Talk No 1 – Prostitution the Oldest Oppression – 14.4.2021

Talk No 2 – Women’s Bodies: Objectification and Sexualisation – 20.4.2021

Talk No 3 : Addressing the Myths about Prostitution – 27.4.2021

Talk No 4 : The Nordic Model – Talk on Prostitution and Trafficking – 5.5.2021

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