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Human Trafficking and Slavery

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Content on this page includes updates mostly from (though not limited to) ACRATH, which stands for Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans, endorsed by Catholic Religious Australia.

ACRATH is committed to working together towards the elimination of human trafficking in Australia, the Asia Pacific region, and globally. To find more detailed and up-to-date news, information and resources on human trafficking, visit acrath.org.au.


 

acrath and st vincents 150Australia’s leading anti-human trafficking group and a major health and aged care provider have joined forces in a groundbreaking effort to change the way hospitals treat trafficked people and how to ‘slavery proof’ the goods and services they use.

Sr Noelene Simmons sm 150In an interview for Global Sisters Report, ACRATH President Sister Noelene Simmons sm discussed the nature of human trafficking in Australia and the gains made by Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) in their advocacy.

Monday, 27 March 2017 10:43

Buy slavery-free chocolates for Easter

chocolate eggAustralian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) offers a list and a guide for buying slavery-free chocolate easter eggs.

St Josephine Bakhita150Join ACRATH in celebrating the Feast of St Josephine Bakhita on 8 February 2017, the day Pope Francis has designated the world day of prayer, reflection and action against human trafficking.

ACRATH Carolan SimmonsChristine Carolan and and Sr Noelene Simmons sm of Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) have written a paper for the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC).

16daysNovember 25 is the start of the United Nations-declared 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign, finishing on December 10 – Human Rights Day. Find ways to join this campaign with ACRATH or Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans.

Wednesday, 05 October 2016 13:03

To be a pebble in the shoe of people with power

Sr Sarah Puls sgsLabour exploitation in Australia is a massive problem and becoming worse. And it’s not like our parliamentarians are unaware of the facts, writes Good Samaritan Sister Sarah Puls.

blue heart leaflet cvrIn his address to the United Nations in New York last year, Pope Francis reiterated that we have a "moral imperative to combat human trafficking, a true crime against humanity". What can we do in our own small way to mark this day and take action against human trafficking?

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