Maltese minister awarded ‘hero of the year’ in European diversity awards

Civil Liberties Minister Helena Dalli brings home the ‘hero of the year’ title

1 December 2016, 10:59am
Civil Liberties Minister Helena Dalli and policy coordinator Silvan Agius
Civil Liberties Minister Helena Dalli and policy coordinator Silvan Agius
Civil Liberties Minister Helena Dalli was last night awarded the hero of the year title during the European Diversity Awards.

Amongst other matters under Dalli’s leadership, Malta saw saw the introduction of civil unions and the enactment of a law that removes the arguably extreme legal requirements for transgender, intersex and gender queer people to have their gender identity recognized by the state,

Since their launch six years ago, the European Diversity Awards have become the continent’s most prestigious and widely respected diversity event.

Recognising individuals and organisations who have made an outstanding contribution to equality, diversity and inclusion across Europe, the EDA brings together under one roof the leading movers and shakers in business, media and politics.

The EDA recognises achievement in all areas of diversity: race, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity and belief.