Moviment Graffitti is organising a panel discussion about the current situation regarding maternity, paternity and parental leave.
What are they at the moment? Are they adequate? What are the difficulties faced by parents with newborns and young children? What is the situation in other EU countries? What could be implemented to improve the current situation?
The issue of family caring is not being discussed and explored enough. The aim of this panel discussion is to start sharing insights and challenges around family care and leave in Malta from an intersectional perspective.
During this event you would also be exploring specific difficulties faced by the migrant community and third-country national parents living in Malta.
In addition, EU countries are committed to implement some new work-life adjustments, including longer and paid paternity leave and paid parental leave. An EU directive on parental leave has been issued in August 2019 and all countries are obliged to transpose this to national law until August 2022. So why is the Maltese government dragging its feet and why hasn't it even started discussing this directive with the public?
In this event, the host will be screening a short clip from the midwifery team at Positive Birth Malta. The panel discussion will be in person. Lawyer Carla Camilleri from aditus Foundation, Dr Anna Borg from the Centre for Labour Studies, University of Malta, and Karen Buttigieg will be speaking in the panel discussion.