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.

A training session took place in Kallmet with 28 High school students on HIV/AIDS. The meeting was organized jointly with the Peace Corps Health Volunteer. A video was shown for the students about the ways this disease is transmitted and the preventative measures which the youth can follow to protect themselves. In Albania the most affected age-group by HIV/AIDS is the age group between 30-40 years old. The majority of reported HIV cases were acquired outside of Albania. Albania has this ongoing phenomena of emigration and people who are not aware of the risks of this virus are always at risk because of their sexual behaviour. Therefore the students were advised of the risks especially among the sexually active population. Every region in Albania has a free HIV testing centres which provide free testing and keeps the confidentiality of the people who present for such service.

A test was made at the end of the session to evaluate the information that the students had acquired during the session on HIV/AIDS.