Fighting prejudice against divorce in Malta
28 May 2011 Last updated at 00:20 BST
Malta is one of only three countries where divorce is outlawed but on Saturday the country is holding a referendum on the matter.
The Mediterranean country is overwhelmingly Roman Catholic and the poll has sparked a furious row between those who want change and those who see marriage as an institution for life.
Ramona Frendo cohabits with her married partner and the couple have a child together.
Ms Frendo told BBC News about the discrimination she had faced as a result of her relationship with a man separated from another woman.