Podcast 4: An Albania Experience, featuring the Mary Ward Loreto Foundation

Podcast 4 features interviews with Ana Stakaj and Irena Kraja from the Mary Ward Loreto Foundation, supporting trafficked women and girls in Albania and their families. It explores the experiences of women who are exploited and trafficked within and from Albania, as well as their families who are left behind. Irene describes exploitation in Albania as 'widespread but not visible'. 

Mary Ward Loreto are a longstanding partner of Medaille Trust and do vital work around preventing modern slavery and supporting victims and their families.

This episode's monologue hears from Majlinda's mother, who doesn't know where her daughter is or what has become of her, but feels unable to ask questions or look for her.

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Podcast produced by Liz Andrew

Monologue Writer & Director – Alison Porter.


Majlinda – Elizabeth Schenk

Jetmir – Dritan Kastrati

Ela – Donna Sherifi

Jo – Lainey Shaw

Bibili song – Rona Castrioti

Casting Director and voice of the interpreting machine – Elizabeth Jee of Just Voices

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