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.

Month: April 2019

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

MWL Foundation seeks a psychologist for the Advice and Service Centre in Shkodra. The main objective of this assignment is to provide psychological counselling for needs assessment and emergency support to prevent and reduce the vulnerability to trafficking in human beings. It provides free psychological services to individuals and groups as needs arise, exposed to social problems and those who cannot access psychological service against payment. Collaborates with other mental health and human development professionals for clients in sessions to provide a comprehensive case-management program. Ability to work with MWL team and network teams in the region of Shkodra.

Requirements:

● Advanced degree (at least master-level) in the field of clinical psychology or counselling;

● Experience in the related field

● Experience in working with the nonprofit organizations

● Fluency (both oral and written) in Albanian and English;

● Excellent skills in communication

● The candidate must be within the age group of 26-40 years old

● To be available to travel

Terms of contract:

The assignment will be initially for a year starting from June 2019 – May 2020

The assignee is expected to:

– Implement Action Plan of the Advice and Service Centre according to the ethics of MWL Foundation.

– To provide psychological assistance and counselling to the people in need who approach the Advice and Service Centre

– To be accountable for the finances of the project

– To develop and maintain collaborations and partnerships with other entities involved in the project.

How to apply: Interested and qualified candidates should express their interest to info@marywardloreto.net, at the earliest convenience and not later than 30th of April 2019. Detailed Terms of Reference will be available at the start of the assignment. By May 3rd all the applicants will be informed of the decision MWL. By May 16th the selected candidates are going to be interviewed.

The following need to be sent in the application:

– Up to Date CV

– Letter of Motivation

– 2 References

Yours faithfully,

Mary Ward Loreto – MWL Foundation

Contact Email: info@marywardloreto.net

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SHPALLJE PËR VEND VAKANT PUNE

Fondacioni MWL kërkon një psikolog për Qendrën e Këshillimit dhe Shërbimeve në Shkodër.

Objektivi kryesor i kësaj detyre është të ofrojë këshillim psikologjik për vlerësimin e nevojave dhe mbështetjen emergjente për të parandaluar dhe zvogëluar vulnerabilitetin ndaj trafikimit të qenieve njerëzore. Ai/Ajo ofron shërbime psikologjike falas për individët dhe grupet kur lindin nevoja të ekspozuara ndaj problemeve sociale dhe atyre që nuk mund të hyjnë në shërbimin psikologjik kundrejt pagesës. Bashkëpunon me profesionistë të tjerë të shëndetit mendor dhe të zhvillimit njerëzor për klientët në seanca për të ofruar një program gjithëpërfshirës për menaxhimin e çështjeve. Aftësi për të punuar me ekipin MWL dhe ekipet e rrjetit në rajonin e Shkodrës.

Kërkesat:

  • Diplomë të avancuar (të paktën nivelin master) në fushën e psikologjisë klinike ose këshillimit;
  • Përvojë në fushën përkatëse
  • Përvojë në punën me organizatat jofitimprurëse
  • Shkathtësi (me gojë dhe me shkrim) në gjuhën shqipe dhe angleze;
  • Aftësi të shkëlqyera në komunikim
  • Kandidati duhet të jetë brenda grupmoshës 26-40 vjeç
  • Të jetë në dispozicion për të udhëtuar

Kushtet e kontratës:

Puna e ofruar do të jetë fillimisht për një vit duke filluar nga Qershori 2019 – Maj 2020

Kandidati/ja pritet të veprojë që:

– Të zbatojë planin e veprimit të Qendrës së Këshillimit dhe Shërbimit sipas etikës së Fondacionit MWL.

– Të ofrojë ndihmë psikologjike dhe këshillim për njerëzit në nevojë që i drejtohen Qendrës së Këshillimit dhe Shërbimit

– Të zhvillojë dhe mbajë bashkëpunime dhe partneritete me entitetet e tjera të përfshira në projekt.

Si të aplikoni:

Kandidatët e interesuar dhe të kualifikuar duhet të shprehin interesin e tyre në info@marywardloreto.net, në lehtësinë më të hershme dhe jo më vonë se më 30 prill 2019. Kushtet e hollësishme të referencës do të jenë në dispozicion në fillim të caktimit. Deri në 3 maj të gjithë aplikantët do të informohen për vendimin MWL. Deri më 16 maj kandidatët e përzgjedhur do të intervistohen.

Në aplikacion duhet të dërgohen në vijim:

– Deri në datën CV

– Letër Motivimi

– 2 referenca

Me respekt,

Fondacioni Mary Ward Loreto

 

Posted on Categories Mary Ward Loreto Women Project, VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Pope Francis on April 11 addressed participants in a Vatican conference that examined the implementation of the Pastoral Orientations on Human Trafficking. This conference was organized by the Section for Migrants and Refugees of the Dicastory for Promoting Integral Human Development.

 

Pope Francis declared that: “Human trafficking a crime of the “commercialization of the other”

RENATE President Imelda Poole (IBVM), Sr Maria Luisa Puglisi AASC, (RENATE Member and elected Core group Member), director of the Fundación Amaranta, and RENATE Communications Person, Anne Kelleher and Caritas Albania, among 200 participants, attended the private audience with Pope Francis.

Pope Francis condemned trafficking in human beings as one of the most dramatic manifestations of the “commercialization of the other”, a crime against humanity that disfigures both the victims as well as those who carry it out.

Please read the full article written by Vatican News:

In English Language https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2019-04/pope-francis-trafficking-persons-crime-commercialization.html

In Albanian language: https://www.vaticannews.va/sq/papa/news/2019-04/papa-trafiku-eshte-krim-kunder-njerezimit-dhe-e-kthen-njeriun.html?fbclid=IwAR1Ckaj16sf-n3yKISRe2eG3X6oe2TiZaKrKJG6BE8MrUdZYScsFRzQxDzY

Click here to read the Pope’s Address to Participants in International Conference on Human Trafficking.

 

 

Posted on Categories Last Media News, Religious in Europe Networking Against Trafficking and Exploitation (RENATE)

Using Technology to Combat Human Trafficking: OSCE Alliance Against Trafficking Conference Explores How to Turn a Liability into an Asset

 

RENATE Members Ana Stakaj and Annie Bannister attended the 19th Alliance Against Trafficking in Persons organized by OSCE Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, from April 8th to the 9th 2019, in Vienna.

The focus of the two-day conference was how technology can be developed, harmonized, and deployed to help combat all forms of human trafficking. More than 400 participants across the OSCE’s 57 participating States and the Partners for Co-operation were present.

Although great progress has been achieved in combating human trafficking over the last two decades, traffickers have learned to use technology to recruit, control and exploit victims more efficiently and at a greater scale, as mentioned by the event’s opening speakers.

 

 

The OSCE Alliance Against Trafficking in Persons is a unique global platform that lays the foundation for policy action on emerging issues and trends in trafficking, shedding light on challenges and opportunities across the OSCE network. The meeting highlighted contemporary approaches and promising practices of how to use technology to support victims and break the vicious cycle of human trafficking.

Sourced from OSCE report: https://www.osce.org/secretariat/416744

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First Country Group Meeting of RENATE in Albania & RENATE Staff Meeting on April 4th, 2019.

 

Members of the RENATE Network in Albania gathered for the first ever country group meeting for RENATE. Those present represented all the main organisations involved in direct action against Human Trafficking and Exploitation in Albania.

At the annual meeting of the RENATE Working Board last November (2018), board members suggested having greater engagement amongst the members within each country that makes up the RENATE network.

In response, Albanian country representatives met together to reflect on their work and how Albania can influence the field of anti-trafficking. RENATE President, Sr. Imelda Poole, IBVM, MBE, together with RENATE Board members Ana Stakaj and Gazmir Memaj, were present, as well Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications Person and Claudia Conroy, the new secretary of RENATE.

This was an opportunity to gather and share information about our in the field of anti-trafficking in Albania and collaborate on what the next steps are for developing our work. During this meeting all members compiled a draft action plan and were encouraged to have meetings every two months. We are capable of making greater impact when we work collaboratively and accountably.

An in-person RENATE staff meeting took place for the first time on the 4th and 5th of April in Albania. These two days were full with staff presenting their work, their challenges, followed by discussion for deeper understanding of how we can better help and work with one another.

The RENATE Staff visited the MWL Women Advice Centre in Tirana where they met MWL staff psychologist and social worker, Irena Kraja and Arveda Baholli who work at the centre. This was an opportunity to share with RENATE staff the work of MWL in this advice centre, where they work every day with crisis cases and emergency needs in collaboration with MWL’s partners and Governmental institutions.

Posted on Categories Religious in Europe Networking Against Trafficking and Exploitation (RENATE)

Report: Peace Corps Conference (3-4-5 April 2019)

 

Peace Corps is an American Governmental Program whose mission is to promote peace and friendship in the world through social and economic development abroad. In Albania, the Peace Corps aims to promote the Albanian and American cultures. A 3-day conference was held to initiate the new volunteer group that will serve in Albania for the next 2 years.MWL, as one of the Peace Corps associates, was represented at this conference by Lulzime Gjyriqi, the Social Worker in the area of Tropoja, who will be serving as a “counterpart” to one of the volunteers. During the two days of intensive training, counterparts, volunteers, colleagues of institutions, and institutions were all taught how to work with each other to make these 2 years successful. On the third day, the 36 American volunteers participated in the oath ceremony.

The ceremony was overseen by United States Charge d’Affaires Leyla Moses-Ones who administered the oath and Peace Corps Country Director Kate Becker who led the Volunteers in the Peace Corps’ pledge of service. The ceremony included speeches, singing, and traditional dancing from the newly sworn volunteers and community members. The volunteers were congratulated for their spirit of volunteerism and the role they play as global citizens.

Volunteer Paymun Jahangiri, who is working in the Community and Organizational Development Sector, will be working closely with Mary Ward Loreto Foundation. 2 other volunteers will work closely with the educational institutions of Tropoja.

 

 

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