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 Foundation is ensuring inclusive and quality education for all and is promoting lifelong learning in Albania. The Mary Ward Loreto Education project published the findings of the nationwide research study: “Ethics in the education system in Albania.”(See www.albaniahope.com for full research findings). More than 300 participants took part and it had a great Impact.  In the follow up to this research, Service Learning is being led by Mary Ward Loreto as a model in one Catholic High School in Lezhe. Training in cyber security throughout 2017 – 2018, will follow at a national level.

Meanwhile MWL is working with Women, Youth and Men, providing trainings, campaigns and Workshops on Prevention of Human Trafficking in Person and on many issues related to human empowerment, systemic change and economic empowerment.

In the anti-trafficking, direct work programme, 366 women were engaged in the raising awareness activities against trafficking, gender based violence and women’s rights. These activities were conducted in a network with other NGOs and the national referral mechanisms in the local levels.

Up to now, awareness raising information on Human Anti-trafficking has been delivered in 14 areas of the country, reaching out to 350 young people.

14 trainings have been organized for Men in a Human Development Program on the topic of gender based violence, dependencies and self-confidence, property legalization, positive parenting and medicinal herbs.

Capacity Building for MWL Staff continues. Training on Strategic Planning, SWOT analysis, Marketing and Media, Communications. Individual trainings of staff in ERSTE courses across Eastern Europe have been followed by nearly all members of staff for capacity building.

Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.

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