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.

The camp lasted three days which included information about girls health, where girls had the chance to discuss openly about the health concerns of their age group which doesn’t happen very often. A major part of the summer camp’s  agenda included awareness against human trafficking and safe migration, since the age-group present was 5-17 and most of them plan to study abroad. They were reminded about being careful as to who they trust and befriend  in everyday life. Anyone can be a possible trafficker. The camp was organized so that the girls could have fun, play, swim but as well have the opportunity to learn self-defense techniques explained by Peace Corps Volunteers. This was also a fun time. Twelve young girls attended the camp which was organized jointly by Mary Ward Loreto and Peace Corps Volunteers.