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Category Archives: Mary Ward Loreto Women Project

15 
Mar

WOMEN CAN – Reflections on launch of publication in Albania, on the occasion of International Women’s Day 8th of March.

 

Two RENATE members were presented with certificates of leadership excellence from the Center for Public Impact, powered by the McCain Institute and Arizona University, for their demonstrated Character Driven Leadership.

The certificates were awarded on the International Day of Women, when Ms Edlira Gjoni launched her movement “Women Can-Vajzat për Shqipërinë” and book of the same title, promoting values and character driven leadership of women in Albania.

The author, Edlira Gjoni was a fellow at the McCain Institute on International Leadership from 2017-2018 for the Next Generation Leaders program. Her experience in the USA prompted her to initiate the movement Women Can.“Today in Albania, there is energy for a new shared leadership structure with women emerging in more visible roles and to be proud and empowered female leaders,” Gjoni said.

Gjoni captures interesting aspects of the Albanian women and their roles as character driven leaders. She has selected 51 women and leadership traits to portray 51% of the Albanian population who are female. Her book “Women can” introduces us to the Albanian female leaders who serve as role models and inspire us to continue making a difference.

The women portrayed in the book are not public figures, and in her opening remarks presenting the book, Gjoni explained that this was a purposeful decision “to give space, recognition, and gratitude to all these women who serve and make us proud and often are not recognized for their efforts.”

In the book, which brings a new perspective to portraying women in Albania, Sister Elda Nikolli represents the value of being Pro-Active and Youth-Savvy; Ana Stakaj represents the trait of Leading by Example.

 

 

 

 

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Published Date: 15th March 2019
Category: Last Media News, Mary Ward Loreto Women Project


 

06 
Mar

March For Girls and Women’s Rights! International Women’s Day- 8 March, 2019, Time: 11:00 a.m. Tirana, Albania.


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Published Date: 6th March 2019
Category: Mary Ward Loreto Women Project, Upcoming Events


 

28 
Feb

A training session took place with a group of  40 youth about ethics at work, work relations, and personal development.

The group of young people are attending a vocational course to become cooks offered by Kitchen Courses AA. They are preparing to enter the work force, so it is vital for them to be aware of ethical rules at work, work relations, and how important it is to continue to invest in themselves, considering the work force is very difficult.

This is an initiative undertaken by Mary Ward Loreto Women’s Project and the Kitchen Courses AA to prepare this group of youth for employment. Students were encouraged to set goals for personal development in order to reach their full potential as professionals as well as human beings.

 

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Published Date: 28th February 2019
Category: Mary Ward Loreto Women Project


 

28 
Feb

“Women’s Right on Property” Training held in Bajram Curri, on 27th of February.

 

A very important training was held in Bajram Curri, on 27th of February organized by Mary Ward Loreto Foundation.

In Albanian society, property issues in the perspective of gender are never discussed. The patriarchal society has dictated the gender roles, and that all property belongs to men.

35 women and girls, participating in MWLW Project Programs, were part of the training “Women’s Rights in Property”. They received information about their family property rights, rights that are equal to those of the family of their husbands.

Raising awareness, skills, and capacity of women is revealing their integrity and empowering their role in society.

 

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Published Date: 28th February 2019
Category: Mary Ward Loreto Women Project, NGO News


 

28 
Feb

When a family member suffers from cancer, the whole family suffers…

 

Having a family member with a terminal disease is devastating for a family living in poverty. Many stories like this have been brought to the Mary Ward Loreto Women Advice Center of Tirana (ACT).  These cases are mainly referred to us by our partner, Sue Ryder Albania Association, an NGO that supports people through the most difficult times of their lives, giving people the compassion and expert care they need.

The disease causes stress and fatigue among family members. In some cases, the members of the family have doubts about the diagnosis, unwilling to accept the truth, or families choose not to tell the truth about the disease, thinking it will perpetuate psychological and other health problems. The costs of medical treatment are unaffordable and become a source of psychosocial and economic problems and imbalance for the patient and their family.

Patients can lose their jobs, responsibilities, and this inability to help support the family brings overwhelming anxiety and nervousness to the patient. Children who are exposed to this kind of family suffering are also affected psychologically.

These families, whose members have also lost their jobs due to the need to take care of the patient, need help and support to afford the costs of medical treatment and the cost of living.

MWLW ACT, in collaboration with other partners, is addressing their needs, trying to make their time of grief easier and to help ease the pain.

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Published Date: 28th February 2019
Category: Mary Ward Loreto Women Project