Promoting integration for migrants ‘harder than for gay rights’ – Dalli

‘Meteoric rise’ of Malta in LGBTIQ index unlikely to be repeated on migration issues, says civil liberties minister 

While Malta has seen a “meteoric rise” on ILGA-Europe’s Rainbow Index mainly due to legislative progress, a similar rapid rise on the Migrant Integration Policy Index is “unlikely” because “migrant integration is significantly more complex” to address and needs “a sustained information campaign to raise awareness and knowledge about what integration means in practice”.

This frank admission is made in a paper co-authored by Civil Rights Minister Helena Dalli – whose portfolio includes both gay rights and the integration of migrant communities – and Silvan Agius, Director of the Human Rights and Integration Directorate, in a paper published in Sociology of the Maltese Islands, a new book launched this week.

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