Ruth Baldacchino (they/them) has extensive experience in international LGBTIQ activism and research.
Their human rights work started with the Malta Gay Rights Movement, where Ruth served on the Executive Committee for several years.

Ruth is ILGA World co-Secretary General and has served on a number of boards in the past years including IGLYO, ILGA World and ILGA-Europe.
Ruth is the Intersex Fund’s Program Officer at Astraea Foundation, and is responsible to lead the Fund’s grantmaking, capacity building and philanthropic advocacy to support and strengthen intersex activism globally.

Prior to joining Astraea, they worked at the Maltese Ministry for Civil Liberties in the areas of human rights and integration, where they were an active part of the process that led to the passing of the Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act.

Ruth holds an M.A. in Women’s Studies from University College Dublin and a B.A. (Honours) in Sociology from University of Malta. They are a PhD candidate in Sociology/Gender Studies, and lecture Queer Studies at the University of Malta.

organisation: Malta Gay Rights Movement (Malta)