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 RENATE Working Board members and staff, gathered at the Mount St. Joseph Retreat House, in Mosta, Malta. It was a week of facilitated review, reflection, sharing of best practice and bonding. It was a week of work where daily Mass and specially/ prepared Liturgies served to give perspective and anchor us in our work.
On 25th of October, in the framework of the Month of Anti-Trafficking of Human Beings, the Caritas Dioqezan Tirana-Durres, in cooperation with the Albanian Caritas, the Tirana Youth Center and the Harry Fultz Institute, organized an awareness raising activity against trafficking in human beings.
Mons. George Frendo O.P., Metropolitan Archbishop of Tirana-Durrës, in his introductory speech brought some real stories to victims of trafficking giving the united message to fight this phenomenon. Representatives from the Tirana Prefecture also spoke of the importance of these awareness-raising activities for all but especially the young people. He also spoke of the importance for cooperation of all actors and partners to combat this phenomenon.
This activity was designed as a performance with artistic works by young people, such as recitation, essays and projections. Each of the hosts sent a message against domestic violence, emigration and a powerful message against this wound not only to Albanian society but across the globe, with the title: Love does not kill.