'It's Our Turn'
On the 16th of October 2017, Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated with a car bomb outside her home. She tirelessly reported on people in power, corruption and organised crime in Malta.
Following the assassination, for the first time in Malta, a wave of empowered women battling corruption started to emerge, consisting of individuals, who, in one way or another, changed course in their life to start being vocal about corruption; either by becoming activists, diverting their career path, or partaking in local politics, to continue fighting for Daphne's vision of Malta.
This is intriguing when understanding the wider context too. Malta has a predominantly patriarchal society. Therefore, Daphne’s position, as a woman, writing with a strong pen against corruption and men in authority, received ample backlash, threats and resentment. It is fascinating that after her murder, for the first time, such an empowered women’s movement has emerged, campaigning for both justice for Daphne and clean governance.