Albania Mission Against
Human Trafficking

MARY WARD LORETO is planting hope with a human rights approach to combating modern day slavery. This challenging mission is implemented through works of justice, education, grass roots action and systemic change. The aim is to eradicate poverty, the prime cause for human trafficking.

Monthly Archives: April 2016

Strengthening Policewomen’s Leadership Skills MWL and Partners: Training in Anti –Trafficking

MWL and their partners were invited to share their work with a group of policewomen being trained for leadership posts. Specifically we were invited to speak on the work in anti-trafficking which is our focus. There were fourteen policewomen present and they became very engaged in the discussion as the six member team of workers shared their stories. It was a good experience for all of us.

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From April 10 to April 18th, 2016 two staff from the women & youth projects respectively Aferdita Gjoni and Sara Capaliku paid a visit in UK. The visit consisted of a presentation held in April 11, 2014 at the “Bar Convent in York” with Mary Ward friends in York.

The meeting’s theme was “A Mary Ward Woman in the Mission of Tackling Human Trafficking”. Twenty-two attendants were present at the meeting and the interest was quite high on the work that Mary Ward Loreto Foundation is doing in Albania through its projects and in coordination with its partners . Due to such a successful meeting some concrete steps were undertaken by the participants who indicated their willingness to establish a support group to address projects or initiatives that Mary Ward Loreto staff would consider were needed to support the work in relation to the financial needs and also alternative kinds of support.  Continue Reading…

The Conference, entitled “Ending Human Trafficking by 2030: The Role of Global Partnerships in Eradicating Modern Slavery,” was held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Archbishop Bernardito C. Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN, said that the purpose of the event is to “catalyze the coordination necessary to implement Targets 5.2, 8.7 and 16.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals, which commit the United Nations and its Member States to ‘eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation,’ ‘take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labor, end modern slavery and human trafficking,’ and ‘end abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children’ by 2030.”  Click here to find the video to the speech presented by Imelda Poole, IBVM…