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.

30 July – World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

 

Mary Word Loreto Advice and Service Center in Lezhe, together with Lezhe Social Services staff dedicated this day to awareness raising with people in the community focusing mostly on ending child labor and illegal migration of minors  leading to human trafficking.

Although it is a legal obligation, there is a lack of reporting of these cases. This led to a training organized with the medical staff from various health centers in Lezha. The staff from the Local Health Operator of Lezha, the Municipality of Lezha and MWL staff  focused on the identification of possible victims of human trafficking and to follow up the referral mechanism structures and processes that are in place.

All partners from every level should work to provide better services to the vulnerable people in order to help them avoid this terrible modern-day phenomenon. We all should work to address human exploitation in order to end human trafficking.


Even in Tropoja, in the framework of the World Day Against Trafficking in Human Beings, MWL in cooperation with the Tropoja Local Health Care Unit and the Child Protection Unit of Tropoja Municipality organized an awareness raising activity to prevent trafficking.

The focus of this activity was the children begging and the money given to them by the citizens, which in fact in most cases do not go to the children, but they are prey to this form of exploitation.

Informative leaflets on human trafficking were also distributed and some citizens stated that they had no information that the money they were giving could be harmful to children.

Take care of the kids, not the money!