Every protest movement has its icon. When civil unrest was sparked in Turkey last May, the early iconic image that emerged was ‘The Lady in Red’. It was no coincidence that Turkey’s symbol of resistance is a woman as it illustrates the significant role women have played in the demonstrations.
Malta is one of the worst performers in the world when it comes to female participation in the labour market, according to the Global Gender Gap Report. Malta ranks 114 out of 136 countries, surpassed by only a few such as Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Iran where being female is hardly a blast.
Calling for a sustained evolution in global thinking at the threshold of 2015, the Prime Minister called for “a new positive agenda for humankind” in his speech at the UN General Assembly. His advice to global leaders deserves recognition because once away from the podium and political charade he should live up to his words.
Just as Roderick Galdes’ title as Parliamentary Secretary for Animal Rights is designed to mislead the public on his real task, so the Wild Birds Regulation Unit is intended to create the impression that government takes conservation matters seriously while ensuring the hunting lobby gets what it wants.
Improving laws to protect children against bullying and victims of harassment is a worthwhile cause, but Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando’s exploitation of these issues is not. JPO is using his position of influence to suit his interests, regardless of the wider repercussions on journalists’ ability to hold public figures to account.