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Family Violence Against Persons from the LGBTIQ+ Community


Time: September 12, 2023 05:00PM
Location: Pjazza Tritoni, Valletta
Event Type: Community Discussions


Family violence against persons from the LGBTIQ+ community
Commission on Gender-Based Violence & Domestic Violence
Tuesday 12th September at 17:00 at Pjazza Trittoni, Valletta

The main objective is to discuss experiences of maltreatment and abuse from family members or caregivers that people within the LGBTIQ+ community may encounter due to their gender identity and/or sexual orientation. This discussion will also address intimate partner violence within same-sex marriages.

For this reason, CGBVDV is hosting a panel discussion which will:
– delve into experiences of domestic violence on persons from the LGBTIQ+ community
– focus on the barriers faced when seeking professional support and the support services available for LGBTIQ+ survivors of family violence

The proposed discussions shall raise awareness on family violence against persons from the LGBTIQ+ community and explore policy recommendations to safeguard LGBTIQ+ individuals who experience violence abuse.
The event will be held in English.

Samantha Pace Gasan, Commissioner for Gender-Based Violence and Domestic Violence

Ms Beverley Abela Gatt, Social Worker, Rainbow Support Services, MGRM

Ms Colette Farrugia Bennett, Service Manager, Domestic Violence Services, Aġenzija Appoġġ

Dr Claire Azzopardi Lane, Deputy Dean and Academic, Department for Gender Studies and Sexuality, Faculty for Social Wellbeing, University of Malta

Dr Denise Frendo, Lawyer, Victim Support Agency

Ms Renee Laiviera, Commissioner for the Promotion of Equality, NCPE

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