Gender Issues are relevant to all of society, and all areas of academia. The University of Malta recognised this in the setting up of the Faculty for Social Wellbeing (July 2012), clearly indicating that a Department of Gender Studies would form part of this Faculty.
The Department of Gender Studies through its academic staff it is actively involved in a broad range of European projects and agencies such as EU COST projects on Femicide across Europe, and Appearance Matters, as well as the European Women’s Lobby Observatory on Violence against Women, the Global Media Monitoring Project and EU FRA (Fundamental Rights Agency). Locally the Department is involved in the Cottonera Resource Centre, various Domestic Violence Shelters, media literacy and gender equity awareness raising and training, migrants and refugee work, LGBT rights and Social Justice research and activism.
For more information visit the Department's webpage.