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.

UN.GIFT Box in Tirana – An Anti-Human Trafficking Campaign took place again this year from 30th of May to 1st of June. (09.00 a.m. – 12.00 a.m.). This Campaign is in cooperation with URAT Network and Minister of Interior.

The purpose of this activity is to raise awareness to the Albanian population about the dangers of Human Trafficking and to help vulnerable communities to protect themselves from the traffickers and to understand better the ways in which survivors of trafficking are helped to re-integrate into society.

UN.GIFT Box awareness campaign in Tirana finished Yesterday, on 1st of June, having received the youngest audience in its history, while in Albania. Focusing on the  Children’s Day celebrations was also a Flash Mob Dance organized by “Different & Equal”, part of the URAT Network. The atmosphere around the Box was filled with notes against trafficking and boys and girls wearing T-shirts holding the referral phone number.

In these three days, the Box was visited by 100+ youngsters, mostly high-school and middle school children. This was in honor of all disappeared and trafficked children. Mary Ward Loreto and URAT was represented in the morning, on National Television, by Sara Çapaliku, MWL Youth Trainer. She introduced the work and the public awareness initiatives against Trafficking in Human Persons.