Gabi Calleja

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International Women of Courage Award
2012 IWOC Award winners with Hillary Rodham Clinton and Michelle Obama.jpg
Presented byUnited States Department of State
LocationWashington, D. C.
CountryUnited States
Official websiteSecretary's International Women of Courage Award

Gabi Calleja is a gay rights activist in Malta.[1] In 2012, she received the International Women of Courage Award from the U.S. State Department.[2]

Life[change | change source]

Calleja studied Youth and Community Studies in a master's degree program at the University of Malta.[3]

Work[change | change source]

In 2010, Calleja became head of the Malta Gay Rights Movement.[4] In 2014, she became co-chair of the Executive Board of ILGA Europe, a lesbian and gay group that works for human rights.[5] In 2014 she worked for changes in Danish law.[6][7]

Calleja also works with teaching, drug education, community development, and fundraising.[3] In 2005, she helped write the “School Attendance Improvement” Report.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Straight talking on gay rights". Times of Malta.
  2. "Latest Embassy News and Recent Events - Embassy of the United States Valletta, Malta". usembassy.gov.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Gabi Calleja, Malta". EIGE.
  4. "Indifferent strokes - Gabi Calleja". MaltaToday.com.mt.
  5. "Thousands march in Cyprus' first gay pride, seeking equal rights". Reuters.
  6. "ILGA-Europe". ilga-europe.org.
  7. "Denmark allows gender change without forced sterilization". rt.com.

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