Uniting Britain and Albania
Mission Against
Human Trafficking

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.

Our work in Albania

MWL has its outreach in six regions of Albania: Tropoja (Kukes), Puka (Shkoder), Lezha and Rreshen (Lezha), Tirana, Lushnja, and Saranda through established Advice and Service Centres and Youth Centres. The Advice and Service Centres of MWL combat human trafficking through rescue, reintegration, rehabilitation, and prevention.

MWL joined the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) in Albania in October 2018, to contribute to the protection of the rights of potential and survivor victims of trafficking and to help the formation of policies and structures to end modern day slavery. MWL also works with URAT, a network of organisations within Albania, working together against human trafficking; and RENATE (Religious and co-workers in Europe Networking against Trafficking and Exploitation).  And our programmes all subscribe to Safeguarding and Child protection policies.

Links to Programmes

Advice and service centres

Economic Empowerment Programmes

Community Development programmes

International Day of prayer “St Bakhita 2020” Tirana Catherdral organised by the youth group. Main statement says “Together Against Trafficking” and the human values on the white posters say Renewal, Hope, Dignity, Love, Dialogue, Fraternity/Sisterhood, Respect, Future