#FollowFriday

Another Friday a.k.a another opportunity to spotlight important and essential organizations working tirelessly to further human rights in Malta. As mentioned in the launch of our #followfriday social media campaign, we believe that acknowledging and appreciating these organisations is very important!

Without further ado, this Friday we would like to spotlight the work of the following organisations :

Victim Support Malta

Victim Support Malta (VSM) is a registered NGO which provides support and assistance to victims of crime, such as theft and burglary, domestic violence, sexual assault, harassment, discrimination and cybercrime.

VSM have years of experience and have implmened various projects over they years. A very small snapshot of their projects found from their website:

One of their ongoing projects is Previct (Promoting rights of European Victims). This project seeks to identify, select and describe best practices in providing victims with information about their rights and the services available. Once these best practices are outlined, the project will create and implement information campaigns on victims’ rights and services in partner countries Albania, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Malta and Portugal as well as measure their impact. Finally, the project will share the knowledge gained by informing stakeholders and the general public on best practices and their impact.

Want to read more about VSM? Check out their website, on Instagram and on Facebook. How can you help? From our research, we discovered you can make donations through the information found here and for those who would like to contribute as part of their team, do check out their vacancy page!

They have an extensive FAQ section available in both English and Maltese on their website, so please check this out to learn more about services and support they offer.

A reminder that if you have suffered crime and would like to access support please call VSM on 2122 8333 or send them an email on info@victimsupport.org.mt. As VCM rightly say on their homepage, you are not alone, lets talk about it.

Hospice Malta

Hospice Malta is a voluntary organisation inspired by Christian values. It was established to provide and promote the highest standards of Palliative care for persons with cancer, motor neuron disease, end of life respiratory, cardiac, renal and liver disease. It also aims to help and support their families.

When thinking of human rights, it may be hard to immediately connect them with cancer and other diseases. A reminder that Article 25 outlines that “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.

Their main values and pillars are centered on patients, families, community, integrity, staff & volunteers, management, planning and finance.

How can you support? From our research, we discovered you can support Hospice Malta in various ways!

You can also support them with your time as a volunteer or apply for a vacancy!

Some statistics from Hospice Malta

Want to read more about them? Check them out on their website, Facebook and on Instagram.

To these organisations we say thank you all for the work that you do! Looking forward to your future work and possible collaborations!

To our readers, do not forget that we would love if YOU could suggest and nominate organizations who we should spotlight! You could be working with them, rely on them, have read about them or simply want to learn more about them.

Get in touch with your suggestions and nominations.

We cannot wait to hear from you !

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