Anti Trafficking Project moves out to the regions of Albania.
A meeting took place at Mary Ward Loreto on January 8th. The working team was led by MWL/URAT and in partnership with Different and Equal and Peace Corps. A tool kit has been made consisting of a brochure and postcard developed by Sr Mirjam Beike (Good Shepherd) the coordinator for this project and employed by Mary Ward Loreto. It also includes a Fotonovelo offered by D&E and a Power Point made by Peace Corps. This tool kit served as the framework for the training and was used as a trigger for developing many other dynamic techniques for raising awareness in the members of the groups. Time was given for reflection and story telling and also to provide an opportunity for personal one to one conversations. The results and consequences of these trainings are already been seen as very positive. The discussions have included issues relating to culture, ethics, decision making, real stories known and shared of trafficking in human persons. It is a dream but the aim and objective is to reduce the number of trafficked victims in Albania through awareness training and at the heart of this training is the challenge of cultural change. The meetings so far have taken place in the peripheral, informal areas of Albania and in parts of the north, in the rural regions.