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.

On 11th of April, the MWL Youth Leadership Program met in Lagje Miredita, Durres. Our leaders of this program met with a trainer and had developed a workshop on bullying and human rights, and what an amazing workshop it was!

These bright and enthusiastic leaders had the courage to open up and share their personal experiences. Helping them identify emotions, thoughts, and behaviors surrounding this phenomenon was very positive.

This workshop empowered them to take action.

As a result of this they will organize a meeting in the youth center with parents of the community in Lagje Miredita to raise awareness of these issues and talk about the importance of helping each other.

MWL Youth is proud to work with this exceptional group of young people and looks forward to the great things to come!

Human Development Trainings.

The MWL Youth Leadership Program has been as busy as ever!

The end of this school year is upon us and we are working hard to expand our reach across Albania.
Our most recent trainings have taken us to Elbasan, Fier, Lezha, Himara, Kruja, Shkodra, and Kelcyra.

Trainings have been in two areas:

Social media and self-perception among young people and Critical thinking and decision making.

These 2 topics are closely related and have given us amazing insights to the vulnerable youth in these areas.

Their commitments to the discussion were wonderful, once again showing us the importance of open discussion for this phenomenon.

Thank you to all participants!

Training on “Different and Equal Training”.

On May 4th, focus groups of 40 youth were gathered in Durres to take part in a training titled “Different and Equal.” Youth from Lushnja, Rresheni, and Puka spent the day together thinking and reflecting on stereotypes, prejudices, and discrimination.

How do stereotypes and prejudice affect me?
What keeps me from reaching my potential?
Where does discrimination happen? 
What can I do to empower myself and help my community?

These were some of the question that characterized discussion that day. Each participant had the opportunity to recall times when they had been in the position of both an outsider and an insider.

The MWL Youth Program is proud to have offered this very energized and dynamic training and thank all of those who attended!