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 Women Project

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Mary Ward Loreto Women’s Project in Tropoja had an awarenes session for the youth in “Matosh Uka” school, in Dushaj on Thursday October 18th, The European Day Against Trafficking in Human Beings.

45 high school students attended the training and they were a very dynamic group, discussing trafficking in human beings and participating in interactive exercise on how to identify traffickers and potential victims of trafficking. They shared examples and enjoyed this opportunity for learning.



The World Women’s Day is marked with the aim of recognizing the contribution and the role that women from rural areas have in the community, improving their lives and well-being in general.

Health is as important as the role that each member of the family has in life. Today, women living in rural areas have more information on their health – the risks and the necessary examinations, especially for breast cancer, one of the major causes of death.

MWL, in collaboration with the Public Health Directorate of Tropoja, enabled 15 women of the MWLW group to receive breast exams through Mammography.

Identifying diseases in time saves lives!

Suicide is a preventable cause of premature death, influenced by psychosocial, cultural, and environmental risk factors.   MWLW in Tropoja organized an informative session with the group of young girls in Raja. Adolescence is the age of great change and the stage of identity creation. This change may be one of the causes that lead young people into attempt suicide.   The sessions discussed the importance of seeking help from professionals and addressing problems to prevent suicidal actions. These problems could be within their family role, school and teachers, or the development of their social circle.

MWL continues the tradition of summer camp every year in Raja, in Tropoja. MWL, in collaboration with “Operazione Colomba’ Organization, led activities with the children and young people of the community.

The title of the summer camp, “Everyone can be a hero”, aims to increase the self-esteem of the children and encourage them in their role of being “agents of change” in the community. One of the activities was “Empowering through Art”, led by the MWL Social Worker. The children had the opportunity to explore their feelings and thoughts through drawing, colors, and carvings. They had fun while learning to work together in a group.


To mark the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, 30th of July, Mary Ward Loreto Women’s Project which operate in Lezha city, and State Regional Directory staff of Social Services joined together in an awareness raising activity against Trafficking in Persons.

During this campaign, we shared information about this phenomenon, with parents, children, and Roma community where the exploitation of children is the biggest concern.

No one, alone can stop this international crime, neither the police, nor the state structures if the communities do not cooperate and collaborate; therefore, we consider it crucial that all actors should come together against this terrible crime. Together we can fight and stop Human Trafficking.

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