The Malta Independent on Sunday

US Embassy supports Migrant Women Associatio­n Malta’s campaign against gender-based violence


The US Embassy has proudly announced that the Migrant Women Associatio­n Malta (MWAM) is the recipient of a grant in the amount of $25,000 awarded by the US government’s Julia Taft Refugee Fund. The grant funds a programme to address gender-based violence in the migrant community in Malta. MWAM’s project aims to increase access to and availabili­ty of services for female asylum seekers and to strengthen service providers’ response to those impacted by gender-based violence.

Ambassador G. Kathleen Hill welcomed members of MWAM to the US Embassy to sign the grant. She reiterated the US Embassy’s commitment to advance human rights, including the rights of women and migrants, and to address genderbase­d violence. Ambassador Hill said: “This award is timely since we shall soon commemorat­e the Internatio­nal Day for the Eliminatio­n of Violence against Women and the UNsponsore­d campaign, 16 days of activism against genderbase­d violence. I am proud that the US government’s Julia Taft Refugee Fund is supporting such important issues. I congratula­te MWAM on this commendabl­e initiative.”

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