Sunday, 13 January 2013

AD: Candidates for March 9 General Election
13.1.13 [Excerpt from the Article]


6 Siġġiewi/Luqa/Qormi
12 Naxxar (pt)/Mellieħa/Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq/San Pawl/Burmarrad

Silvan Agius has dedicated the past decade to human rights work and activism, with a particular focus on gender and lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) equality. He is based in Brussels where he works for International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA)-Europe as the Policy Director – a position that he held for the past 5 years. Prior to that he was based in Malta and worked at the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE) as a Principal Officer. He co-authored the European Commission’s ground breaking publication ‘Trans and intersex people: Discrimination on the grounds of sex, gender identity and gender expression’ (2012) and holds a BA(Hons.) in Anthropology and an MA in Human Rights & Democratisation. Besides his human rights work, he has been active in various environmental organisations including the Front Kontra l-Golf Kors which had successfully opposed the proposed golf course at Tal-Virtù.

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