Saturday 13 November 2021

Public Seminar and Q&A Session on Women's Activism and Gender-Based Violence

Malta Sociological Association - 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Public seminar (online)
Connections & Disconnections: Activism by organised women in Malta
By Maria C Borg

Followed by a Q&A session, including the participation of Commissioner on Gender-Based and Domestic Violence, Audrey Friggieri

Thursday 25 November 2021
6pm-730pm via Zoom
To register, send an email to by 24 November, and you will receive zoom link. 


The presentation by Maria C Borg is based on her research for a Masters' Degree in Sociology, within the Department of Sociology at the University of Malta. It seeks to inform about and discuss the activism by organised women in Malta. As part of the Malta Sociological Association campaign for the 16 days of activism, it seeks to shed light on the way women organise and activate using front stage and behind the scenes tactics to end violence against women. It reflects on findings from a study involving 52 women’s organisations in Malta earlier this year, drawing on the sociological understanding of civil society as a relation, as theorised by the works of Jessop, Edwards and Diani. Activism is hereby presented as a result of the connections and disconnections of women’s organisations within the voluntary sector and with institutional actors.