Country Report on Femicide Research and Data: MALTA
Malta’s societal character is heavily framed by patriarchy, seen clearly in the social attitudes, gender roles and the male dominated discourse in everyday life. The mentality is driven by gender stereotypes, especially the roles men and women should play in the family and in society. Men are the public body, whilst women are the private body. This reflection of how men and women take up space has hindered women who have experienced and are survivors of gender-based violence to access help and assistance (Naudi, Clarke & Saliba, 2018).
This country report is part of the FEM-UnitED project co-funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union.