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.

Mary Ward Loreto Against Human Trafficking

Mike Emberson, the CEO of the Medaille Trust and Jess Gealer the Staff member of the Medaille and coordinator of the joint initiative in Hampshire against human trafficking, visited MWL over the last few days. During this time we had many meetings with members of MWL staff and representatives from the Police and D&E. They also gave a dynamic training on The Trafficking of Albanians to the UK, New Trends and Challenges”. We also heard of the approaches to the joined up approach in Hampshire. Please, click  here for more information…

Now, the UN.GIFT Box Campaign in Saranda.

UN.GIFT Box (Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking) is a campaign to raise awareness about human trafficking. So far, many locals and tourists have shown interest to visit it and many stories were shared with the volunteers. For those of you in Saranda, be sure to visit the GIFT Box. It will be soon in Shkodra and Tirana. Please click here to see pictures from the campaign.

Mary Ward Loreto (MWL) was invited to attend the Medaille Trust International Conference 2016, ‘’Investigating and Prosecuting Human Trafficking, International Perspectives’’. It is already the third year that we attend international conferences by Medaille Trust, due to the strong partnership between the two NGO-s.

The conference was held in Bled, Slovenia on July 19th – 21st, 2016. The MWL Women Assistant Manager, Irena Kraja, attended the conference. Part of the Albanian delegates, were the representatives of ‘Different and Equal’ and Albanian State Police. Please click here to read the full report...

A partnership has been developed between Mary Ward Loreto (MWL) in Albania and Medaille Trust (MT) in UK since 2013, in the realm of combating Modern Day Slavery. Consequent to this staff from MWL were invited to visit the Medaille Trust services for a work experience in the shelters of the Medaille Trust. Irena Kraja, assistant manager of MWL Women Project, responded to this invitation and was a volunteer in the shelter homes from 21st of July – 5th of August 2016. She was also available for other work as requests were made.

The visit consisted of: Working at the Medaille Trust services; Sharing Albanian perspective with professionals working against Modern Day Slavery; One day with Metropolitan Police, London; Post-Cooperation. Please click here to read the full report…

United Response Against Trafficking(URAT) is a network involving several NGOs, and Religious Congregations. The NGOs are Peace Corps, Different and Equal, SHKEJ, IRCA and Mary Ward Loreto. The Religious Congregations are: Good Shepherd, Company of Mary, Little Sisters of Jesus and IBVM(Loreto). This network has been the organizers of the UN Gift Box Campaign in Albania in collaboration with the Albanian Ministry of the Interior and STOP THE TRAFFIK, UK.

Pictures from UN.GIFT Box in Durres (at the Municipality), from the first four hours of its opening this campaign has reach out to many people. Come and join us in this exciting event! We’ll be there until the 2nd of August. The official Launching Day will be on July 30th at 10:00 am.‪#‎stophumantrafficking‬ ‪#‎ungiftboxalbania‬. Click here to read more…