Who is PHROM?

The Platform of Human Rights Organisations in Malta (PHROM) is the nation’s first network of NGOs striving to promote human rights.

PHROM was established “to provide a national forum for human rights organisations in Malta to develop, promote and advocate for the values of human dignity and equality more effectively.” (Article 3.1, PHROM Statutes).

As such, the Platform attracts membership from Maltese NGOs working directly and indirectly in the promotion of human rights values, with the understanding the networked advocacy is more effective, sustainable and exciting!

Our Values

As stated in our Statutes, PHROM derives its value approach from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We emphasise the belief that human rights enjoyment improves individuals as well as entire societies, particularly when law, policy and practice embrace all human rights collectively and equally.

PHROM therefore supports the indivisibility of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights as it is only through their joint acknowledgement and promotion can human rights – and their beneficiaries – flourish.

PHROM also keenly view human rights enjoyment as a process towards active citizenship and civic participation. Societies based on inclusive participation in decision-making are “central to national, regional and international efforts at combating inequalities and human rights violations and improving community empowerment.”

PHROM’s Mission Statement:

  1. PHROM’s mission shall be to provide a national forum for human rights organisations in Malta to develop, promote and advocate for the values of human dignity and equality more effectively.
  2. PHROM is grounded in the values cited in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. PHROM believes that effective human rights recognition and enjoyment by all persons in Malta strengthens and empowers the whole of Maltese society. PHROM holds that the multitude of human rights can only be fully realised if they are endorsed as interrelated and interdependent, embracing all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights.
  3. PHROM understands that active citizenship and civic participation based on democratic principles of inclusivity and mutual understanding are central to national, regional and international efforts at combating inequalities and human rights violations and improving community empowerment.

What human rights is PHROM interested in?

PHROM wants to attract membership from NGOs working directly or indirectly within the human rights field. This includes areas such as gender, children, prisoners, migrants, domestic violence, LGBTI, the environment, freedom of expression, religion…& so much more!

What does PHROM do?

Our mission is to provide a national forum for human rights NGOs. We are active in capacity-building, joint advocacy, public awareness, and Member Organisation networking.

We are continuously working on giving Malta a strong & united voice when it comes to promoting human rights!

Besides this, we published Malta’s first ever truly comprehensive & inclusive Annual Human Rights Report. 

What is the structure of PHROM?

PHROM’s structure is identical to that of most NGOs. It is made up of:

Member Organisations;
Executive Committee;
•Secretariat.

The Executive Committee is elected every 2 years from & by PHROM’s own Member Organisations. One Executive Committee Member Organisation is then appointed to act as the platform’s Secretariat.

For 2013 – 2015 PHROM’s Executive Committee is made up of 5 Organisations:

The current Secretariat and founder of PHROM is aditus foundation.

Can I become a Member Organisation?

YES, if you are an NGO registered with the Malta Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations & you accept PHROM’s mission statement which is based on the principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

I want to add my organisation’s voice to this coalition…what should I do?

Registration will only take you 2 minutes. Click here to fill in the registration form.

Or you can contact us & we’ll make it happen:
info@humanrightsplatform.org.mt
+356 20106295

Following registration, the Executive Committee will take a decision on each & every registration.

Why should my organisation join PHROM?

If you’re working with human rights, your advocacy efforts will be strenghtened & you will contribute to giving human rights a powerful & unified voice across Malta!

How much will this cost me?

Nothing!

In a nutshell...

The Platfrom of Human Rights Organisations in Malta is all about:

•stronger human rights voices
•increasing capacity
•civic engagement
•public awareness
•comprehensive reporting