The Research, Publications and Scholarship Committee within the Faculty for Social Wellbeing is organising a Brown Bag Seminar entitled 'Surrogacy Debate in Malta'. Dr Gisella Orsini and Dr Marceline Naudi, from the Department of Gender Studies, will be conducting the seminar.
The seminar will be held on Wednesday, 9 October 2019 from 12:30 to 14:00 at the University of Malta Msida Campus (venue to be announced).
Surrogacy is a sensitive and controversial topic and various diverging opinions exist, including among feminists and LGBTIQ communities. The Maltese context is unique in that it includes a strongly Catholic ethos, LGBTIQ rights which are considered number one in Europe, and a women’s rights’ lobby which reflects divergent views on this issue. There is no legislation regulating surrogacy, though the Embryo Protection Act (2012) prohibits it in Malta. This study explored the opinions of various interested parties (State, NGOs, others) in this debate through individual interviews, to attempt to untangle the arguments being used and find an acceptable way forward.
For reservations, kindly contact Ms Lucienne Gellel.