An consciousness marketing campaign selling trans-inclusive employment practices is to be launched.
In an announcement issued by the Authorities, it was outlined that the attention marketing campaign may even be accompanied by an data leaflet geared toward employers offering data and good apply tips in relation to trans individuals in employment. Additional coaching will also be requested from the Sexual Orientation, Gender Id, Gender Expression and Intercourse Traits (SOGIGESC) Unit by way of its on-line kind right here.
Malta enjoys probably the greatest authorized and coverage frameworks in relation to gender identification and gender expression, being one among few international locations to offer constitutional safety towards discrimination on the bottom of gender identification. Discrimination in entry to and whereas in employment are prohibited.
Regardless of this, in line with the EU LGBTI Survey II of 2019, carried out by the EU Basic Rights Company:
- 15% of trans individuals in Malta reported experiencing discrimination in in search of a job;
- 35% reported experiencing discrimination at work within the 12 months previous to the survey;
- 20% usually or at all times skilled a basic damaging perspective at work as a result of them being trans within the earlier 5 years;
- 41% not often or by no means felt that their rights had been supported, defended or protected at work within the earlier 5 years;
- 44% not often or by no means noticed anybody at work assist, defend or promote the rights of LGBTI individuals.
The marketing campaign includes the portrayal of 6 trans individuals employed in each the non-public and public sector representing trans males, trans girls in addition to non-binary identities. They’re occupying numerous roles, together with with the Malta Police Drive, the Retail and Providers Sectors, Social Providers and the Volunteer Sector. The marketing campaign shall be promoted on information portals and social media in addition to by way of two radio adverts highlighting optimistic experiences in employment.
Parliamentary Secretary for Equality and Reforms Rosianne Cutajar welcomed this marketing campaign, saying that trans individuals contribute equally to our society and we’re dedicated to selling their inclusion in all areas of life, together with the office.
On her finish, Alexia Vella, Jobsplus CEO, said that Malta can not afford to lose out on its expertise due to discriminatory practices.
This marketing campaign is a partnership between the SOGIGESC Unit inside the Parliamentary Secretariat for Equality and Reforms, and Jobsplus inside the Ministry for Schooling and Employment.