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.

MWL attends the conference on “Strengthening Community Police in Albania”, SCPA Programme Tirana, 24th February 2017

The SCPA programme, supported by the Swedish Government focuses on providing assistance to the police force and its role in the Albanian community. The programme launched its second phase on the 24th of February in Tirana. The main goal of the programme is to increase trust and partnership between police and communities in Albania.

This goal is expected to be achieved through three main components on the programme, which are:
1- Direct support to two Police Directorates
2- Support to strategic management
3- Support to fight domestic violence in Albania

Whilst the first two components are linked to support at institutional level, on the third component, various trainings will be delivered to the police force regarding domestic violence complexities and dealings, assistance to shelters, prevention and mediation activities.
The activities of the third component will be supported by the Grants Scheme, which accompanies programme partners or implementers who will be selected in various stages of the programme.
More than 150 police officers, diplomats and civil society activists participated in this important programme launching event, attended also by the Minister and Deputy Ministers of Interior Affairs in Albania, as well as the Ambassador of Sweden to Albania and other high officials in the country.
The second phase of the programme has a total budget of 3.3 million Euros and it will last for three years.

Edlira Gjoni (Mary Ward Loreto Women Board)