Who We Are & What We Do
ARC was founded out of a need to create a sense of community. Malta has come a long way with equality reforms and civil liberties, but we believe laws & rights are only one part of the equation. Our main areas of work include: Pride, Communications, Community Engagement and Networking.
To reach out across all the colours of our Rainbow and beyond, whilst promoting further growth in our Communities and creating opportunities for giving back to society with our target group being LGBTIQ+
people and allies on the Maltese Islands.
To make the Maltese Islands a highly attractive and dynamic destination for LGBTIQ+ people to visit, work and live in.
Meet the Team
Our Project Showcase
'Are you Proud?' Screening
Are You Proud? | Ashley Joiner's LGBTQI+ Documentary Is Asking All The Questions We Won't
LGBTQI+ rights and their attached histories are rife with passion. Ashley Joiner’s ponderous documentary, Are You Proud? casts a lens over every hue of the rainbow by bringing to light the past of our community’s struggles for acceptance and understanding.
Read more here: https://www.gaymalta.com/post/are-you-proud-spazju-kreattiv
Sexual Health Campaign
The campaign funded by the Malta LGBTI Community Awards 2015 aims to:
1) Encourage people to talk about the subject.
2) Remind people to play safely and responsibly.
3) Encourage people to get tested to know their status and get treatment if needed.
(Studies show that 9/10 SAIs (sexually acquired infections) are acquired via people who do not know their status as people who know their status and are being treated are less likely to infect others)
4) Challenge misconceptions and stigma around these issues.
5) Reduce the alarming increase in SAI transmission. (A study by arc shows that a trend of 57% HIV annual increase in MSM has been ongoing since 2009. Currently 5+ new HIV cases per month are being detected)
Empowerment for Diversity (E4D)
The project focuses on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity, sex characteristics and gender expression. The project is designed around Malta’s unique situation in the LGBTIQ+ field whereby in the past 5 years, Malta has passed several important laws thereby placing it at the forefront of the LGBTIQ+ rights. Given the significant changes which came about in a relatively short time span, NCPE has identified the need to address the societal and cultural impact.
Trans Inclusive Tips for the Workplace
As an employer, you have a legal obligation to ensure that all your staff, regardless as to whether they propose to undergo, are undergoing, or have undergone gender reassignment, do not suffer discriminatory treatment at work, and it’s best practice to ensure that all trans staff are able to reach their full potential. Our tips in this document will guide you.