Action for Prisoners’ Families
Mid-Dlam ghad-Dawl has been affiliated to Action for Prisoners’ Families (formerly known as Federation of Prisoners’ Families Support Groups or FPFSG) since 1998. The organisation is based inEngland andWales.
Our organisation participates in the federation’s aims through its constant commitment with prisoners’ families in theMalteseIslands, and with families of foreign prisoners that held inMalta.
Members of our organisation sometimes participate in conferences organised by Action for Prisoners’ Families inEngland, and also keep in close contact with the leaders of the organisation.
Such an affiliation benefits Mid-Dlam ghad-Dawl immensely since it affords it with an opportunity to share its experiences within a large context of operation.
European Group for Prisoners Abroad
Mid-Dlam ghad-Dawl has been accepted as an associate member of the European Group for Prisoners Abroad (EGPA) in April 2003. One third of the prison population inMalta is made up of foreigners, coming mostly from Arab countries. On the other hand, only a very small number of Maltese citizens are incarcerated in prisons abroad, mostly inEurope.
Through its association with EGPA, Mid-Dlam ghad-Dawl strengthens its work with foreign prisoners inMalta, including their families, and also with Maltese prisoners detained in foreign countries whose families reside inMalta.