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.
Mary Ward Loreto Foundation operating in Lezhe in the framework of the ReLoad project, jointly with Lezha Municipality, sports activities were organized including volleyball and chess across 10 high schools in Lezha. This was made possible by the “Lezha Folkloric and Touristic Pride Project.” Sport is an amazing activity to keep youth healthy and away from negative social phenomena.
Human trafficking is a priority issue for MWL in the first phase of this activity. In Balldre school on October 18th, MWL shared awareness messages against human trafficking with the participants.
Thanks to the Local Education Office of Lezha and all of the schools for being part of this activity.
Titull i Projektit: “Krenaria Folklorike dhe Turistike e Lezhes”
Përshkrim i shkurtër i projektit:
Fondacioni Mary Ward Loreto (MWL) është duke zbatuar projektin “Krenaria Folklorike dhe Turistike e Lezhes” në kuadër të Programit Rajonal për Demokracinë Vendore në Ballkanin Perëndimor (ReLOaD), që financohet nga Bashkimi Evropian (BE) dhe zbatohet nga Programi i Kombeve të Bashkuara për Zhvillim (UNDP) dhe Bashkia Lezhë..
Projekti ka si qëllim kryesor që nëpërmjet organizimit të festave lokale të komuniteteve të Lezhës të promovojë jetën social kulturore dhe turizmin e zonave lokale . Të angazhoje të rinjtë dhe njerëzit e artit për të gjallëruar jetën social kulturore dhe të promovojë turizmin lokal.
October is the month of awareness against human trafficking. The MWL Social Business in Kallmet has welcomed visitors from England, including Sr Bernie Boland IBVM, women from Kallmet community as well as staff from the Directory of Social Services in Lezha Municipality.
The women were informed that MWL works in joint partnership with local government and nongovernmental institutions to offer more opportunities and services for women especially those in need. The women welcomed the message that they shouldn’t tolerate the violation of their rights and should report to the respective authorities and structures.
On October 18th, European Day Against Human Trafficking, Mary Ward Loreto Foundation developed an informative session in “Asim Vokshi” high school, in Bajram Curri, about “Social Media and Human Trafficking”.
Students were informed about their use and exposure to social media and the risk it poses to potential victims of online exploitation. We discussed safe use of the Internet and the vulnerability factors that can lead to trafficking.
A march against trafficking of human beings and all exploitation was held today in Tirana on the International Day Against THB. The march organized by the Ministry of Internal Affairs gathered civil society, public institutions, citizens and the media in the city square. Dressed in white, holding blue balloons, we shared the hope in ending this phenomenon together.