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 in collaboration with ANTTARC, supported by EU and in the framework of PACT project, are implementing the project entitled: “Learning, Practicing and Influencing Integrity Fellowship”. This is a 10-months project in Lezha Municipality working in close partnership with the institution of the Municipality and the Mary Ward Loreto Foundation. MWL Youth Project is now in Lezha and is implementing this project. The target of the project is:

a) the need for youth to actively participate in the decision-making and monitoring processes of local public policies and

b) the need to combat unlawful practices and unprofessional corrupt behaviour by public institutions.

It will achieve this by developing a project in which the Municipality will ultimately agree to grant access to rights, privileges, information and action for youth to find their empowerment and citizenship within the main public institution in town.

By this it is meant that the main aspect of the project’s implementation is a twinning program between the project and the Municipality in the shape of a youth ad-hoc internship which will allow youth to acquire a temporary post in the junior section of employment within the Municipality as interns.

One of its first initiatives has been the training of Youth. The first training has been successfully delivered by PhD. Albert Nikolla on Institutional Ethics. This topics was the beginning of the youth journey that will be followed by their internship in the Municipality of their town, Lezha.

21 young people and staff from the Municipality were present in the training. The youth group continues to meet regularly each week as a preparation for this intinternship programme.