Congratulations to RENATE members from Albania Mrs. Ana Stakaj and Sr. Elda Nikolli Sisters of Charity of St. Jeanne Antida Thouret, whose working lives in Albania along with that of 50 other Albanian women, with shared values and shared principles, is acknowledged and celebrated in a book published on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2019, in Albania.
Authored by Edlira Gjoni, graduate of the McCain Institute, Washington DC, and Executive Director of the Centre for Public Impact, Albania, the book honours 51 Albanian women who give service which impacts positively on the lives of others in Albania, particularly in the areas of social justice, community and human rights.
Both Ana and Sr. Elda work in the areas of Human Trafficking prevention, advocacy and awareness-raising. They both are committed to the empowerment of women and girls and work tirelessly at grassroots level to ensure women and girls remain in education, attain life-skills which enable income and reduction of vulnerability to human trafficking and exploitation. They also work in support of women and girls in vulnerable situations, offering healthcare supports.
Ana is particularly involved in initiatives with Mary Ward Loreto in which the 6 transforming advice and service centres work in direct action with abused and trafficked people.
View interview in Albanian, with Ms. Gjoni at: https://youtu.be/edlyMZeXsT0
Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications.