Albania Mission Against
Human Trafficking

Women's Project harvesting beans in Kallmet

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.

Vistirs form British GovThe British Deputy Ambassador for Mission in Albania and Members of the British Government Visit Mary Ward Loreto: February 2014

Probably because there is such a high scale of number of Albanian and East European victims of trafficking  in the UK, a deputation from the British Government were travelling across the Balkans in February to look at a  way of developing mutual cooperation for the return of victims to their country of origin.  We felt that the emphasis should be on protection of the victims in the country of destination and the need to look at justice and human rights for the victims.  We also felt that there should be a much greater emphasis put on cross border control within the international police forces. We kept repeating these messages at the round table held in Mary Ward Loreto and also later at a reception for the visitors at the British Embassy.  We can only hope that something of these messages were heard  by the end of their stay with us.