Helena Dalli (Zabbar, Malta 1962) is a socialist Maltese politician who has been defending women’s rights since 1994 from the institutions of her country. In 2013 she became Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties, at which point the protections against discrimination in the Constitution of Malta were expanded to cover the grounds of gender identity and sexual orientation. In addition, he has promoted laws in his country to recognize equal marriage and gender self-determination, as well as a national fund for maternity leave to which all employers contribute regardless of the sex of their employees, in order to protect women against discrimination during the hiring process. After the 2019 European elections, Dalli was proposed by the Government of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat for the Executive chaired by Ursula von der Leyen, who appointed her European Commissioner for Equality.
The European Parliament declares the EU a “zone of freedom” for LGTBIQ people