Specialist areas of work and services:
- Child Marriage
- Forced Marriage
- Prostitution & Sex Slavery
- Sex Trafficking
Researcher on human trafficking, interested in exploring reintegration practices for survivors of trafficking, grassroots level approaches.
Experience, Background and Services:
I have graduated from the University of York, United Kingdom with an MA in Global Crime and Justice, awarded the York Gold Award. My postgraduate studies were funded by the Chevening Scholarship, which enabled me as well to be part of a global network of 50,000 leaders. During my stay in the United Kingdom, I broadened my knowledge related to Global Crime threats such as terrorism, human trafficking, drugs trafficking, corporate crime, and illegal wildlife trade.
I hold a Master of Science and Bachelor's degree in Administration & Social Policies from the University of Tirana, Albania. During my studies, I was able to actively get involved in civil society organisations with a focus on youth empowerment and to participate in international forums such as the 2016 World Forum for Democracy organised by the European Commission. Moreover, I was offered the opportunity to take the role of a “Young Entrepreneur” under the Erasmus for young entrepreneur program, in the Netherlands, due to my social business plan, regarding the economic empowerment of girls and women who have faced domestic violence.
I have written two fiction books related to youth social problems and I am a co-author of three international conference papers focused on human trafficking and youth unemployment.