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.

Human Development Trainings with Women in Lushnja.

 

Since MWL has moved from Fier to Lushnja to prevent human trafficking in this vulnerable community, we have started a human development program with a group of women that attend vocational training in tailoring. Around 15-20 girls and women have participated in our human development trainings. Topics like stress management, self-esteem care, good parenting practices, and discrimination are covered in the trainings that we have delivered. This group of women have been helped to find the courage to reflect on their needs, to be open to speaking up and taking the initiative to make change. It is difficult to face the challenges of life alone. For these women it was hard to accept the fact that someone would come and take time to get to know them, to listen to their stories, and help them find techniques to overcome life’s difficulties. It is rewarding for us when these women continue to attend meeting after meeting, listening, being heard, and speaking their truth.