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.

Collaborations help us grow and see new opportunities and perspectives.

This week, some MWLW women producing handicrafts had an important meeting with the executive director of the “Women in Public Service” center, Mrs. Mimoza Hajdarmataj, with the presence of the Deputy Mayor of Tropoja, Mrs. Fereide Rrahmanaj.

During this meeting, concerns were raised about insufficient support from the state. Without this support, women cannot have effective participation in local, national, and international markets.

There was an increased concern that women’s craft work largely depends on the tourism demand in their community and on business activities. Lack of access to wider markets hampers their ability to generate income to support their families.

MWL received a special assessment for support to women living in rural areas and increasing their capacity for development.

At the meeting, we shared many ideas for launching activities, promoting women, and developing local policies such as women in the development of mountain tourism, promotion of handicrafts, traditional cooking, fairs etc.