Helena Dalli – Keynote Speaker

Post Date: June 13, 2017


Maltese Minister for EU Affairs and Equality
In 1996 Dalli was elected to the Parliament of Malta. She was reelected three times, making her the third-most elected woman in Maltese political history. She previously served as the Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs, and Civil Liberties within the Maltese Government 2013–17.
In April 2015, she presented a law establishing basic rights for transgender and intersex people. The Gender Identity Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act provides for gender recognition, and recognizes a right to bodily integrity and physical autonomy. This was the world-first such law to be implemented to protect the rights of intersex people.
She is also a lecturer in sociology at the University of Malta.