Mothers in Malta shelters may lose children when evicted

Mothers in Malta shelters may lose children when evicted

There are some situations where bureaucracy interferes with common sense and human compassion. At the moment, there is a perfect example of this type of scenario in Malta, as a number of women face eviction from shelters due to circumstances beyond their control. Specifically, they have gone to the shelter with their children to run away from abusive husbands. However, because they are no longer married, they do not have proper legal residency in the country and can be evicted from the shelter with nowhere else to turn (without residency, these mothers cannot obtain a job).

 

Human rights lawyer, Lara Dimitrijevic is fighting the legal battle on behalf of four women in this situation. She explained, “One of the women has been living in the shelter for the past three years and three months, without a regular income and caring for her toddler. She cannot work because her kid is so young . . . she doesn’t benefit from any incentives or schemes, such as free childcare centers, that would allow her to at least go look for a job.”

 

Unfortunately, much of this stress also falls on the children involved, who are obviously innocent of any wrongdoing and find themselves in an unstable situation. Hopefully, Dimitrijevic’s efforts will be successful so that both present and future women who find themselves in such horrible straits are able to have a clear path towards sufficiency and a home to call their own. With the international community looking on, it becomes more likely this will become a reality.

More From The Latest

To have your baby sleep in the crib safely, you should put some safety measures in place. The position you place your baby in is very important. The Best Position Placing your baby safely in the crib can protect him from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Important pointers when you place your…
Mosquitoes are known for causing illnesses, such as malaria and Dengue, especially in the developing countries. However, this does not mean that they are not found in developed countries. Here are four best ways to protect your kids from mosquitoes. Use Mosquito Repellant A mosquito repellant will…
Not all mothers want store-bought things like jewelry, flowers, or chocolates on special days, such as Mother’s Day or birthdays. Although these are always nice, there are other rather thoughtful gift ideas you can use anytime. A squeaky clean car This is a great gift for moms with young…
It’s never too early to instill good healthy habits for your child, especially ones that help them learn and develop. Highlights has put together a piece called High Five Magazine, a release meant for children of young ages so they can get used to the format and reception of information. The…

News Gallery

From Our Desk

In the modern era, it is typical that our lives revolve around devices like laptops, tablets, and smartphones. With the evolution of social media, it is now easier and more convenient to communicate online. Technology has led to a huge population in the world living virtual lives plugged into the…
It is sad to know that there are parents who fail to provide financial support to their children after their relationship has ended. Reports also reveal that there are men and women who refuse to give financial backing to their former spouse after the separation. The Family Maintenance Enforcement…
A British family went on a holiday to Thailand. While there, they were attacked and beaten and they have decided never to return. In order to arrest the attackers, the police posted the CCTV footage on the internet. There were also a number of witnesses. The police found two witnesses who told the…
Social media is no longer something that we do in our spare time; it has became a major part of our lives, and through it we can connect with people around the world. Companies advertise their products via social media, professors help students, couples have discussions with each other, we meet new…
The absolute number one is reason for families to break up is resentment. Resenting the spouse you married, resenting how the children are raised, or resenting the financial situation of the family could be triggers to cause disharmony. For example, if there is a constant feeling of stress and…