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The government put up pictures of exemplary women at the entrance of City Gate, role models each for generations of women who fill finally transform this country into a society where it does not matter if you’re a woman or a man. We’re a long way away from that dream of equality which is why until then we must be reminded every day of our society’s loss for holding women back from their true potential.

The set of exemplary women cannot be complete without Daphne Caruana Galizia who used her skills, her determination and her pen to be a force of good in a world of evil men. She is the most famous Maltese person in the world and for all the right reasons.

Occupy Justice and Repubblika completed the government’s set of Maltese heroines today.

Speaking for Occupy Justice Louiselle Vassallo said this morning said that the way Daphne Caruana Galizia was treated by those exposed by her for corruption and crimes against the people of Malta, “was intensified because she was a woman: a woman who stood against the patriarchy fearlessly speaking up in spite of all that she was made to face. Daphne Caruana Galizia was and remains a clear example of a person fighting for her rights and the rights of others.”

Marion Pace Asciak speaking for Repubblika said that “today proves that there is an effort to make people forget Daphne Caruana Galizia. We take nothing away from the work of the 12 people remembered by the government. We are convinced however that if we are to remember women with a great contribution to the well-being of our country, Daphne Caruana Galizia cannot be excluded.”