The rights of trans and intersex people continue to be violated throughout the European Union. In most European countries, trans people still have to be declared mentally ill and undergo forced irreversible surgery in order to be able to legally have their gender recognised. Intersex children often undergo ‘normalizing’ surgeries without their consent.
In April this year, the Maltese parliament unanimously adopted the Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act, which tackles above issues, and makes Malta the most comprehensive and respectful country when it comes to the rights of trans and intersex people.
In the morning of 24 June from 9.00 – 10.00, the Intergroup will host a roundtable at which the author of the law, Minister Helena Dalli, parliamentarians, civil society and policy makers will discuss the problems trans and intersex people face, and how to address this on the member state, EU and WHO level.
In case you need accreditation for the Parliament, you can now register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org latest by Sunday 21 June. Please indicate clearly your first name, last name, date of birth, nationality, ID type (passport or ID card) and number.Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news