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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.


 

women abuseACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) has developed a forced marriage education kit for government, Catholic and independent schools across Australia to raise awareness and to educate people about what they can do if they, or someone they know, is being forced into a marriage.

Friday, 04 December 2015 13:01

Advent inspiration from ANZRATH

anzrath logoThe Inspirational People of 2015 Advent Calendar from the Aotearoa New Zealand Religious Against Trafficking in Humans reveals stories of people taking action against trafficking in persons to remind us we are not powerless.

Thursday, 03 December 2015 10:15

Faith leaders pledge to work for freedom

AFN launch 150ACRATH members, Sisters Genny Ryan and Noelene Simmons, were present at the launch of the Australian Freedom Network in Parliament House, Canberra on 2nd December. Also present at the launch was Sr Rosemary Grundy pbvm, Director of Catholic Religious Australia (CRA).

Sr Maree Marsh csb freedom awardACRATH member Sister Maree Marsh csb was awarded the 2015 Anti-Slavery Australia Freedom Award, acknowledging her work in supporting men, women and children who have been trafficked into Australia.

Sr Angela Reed rsm 150A ground-breaking book by Mercy Sister Angela Reed focussing on the lives of trafficked women and structural oppression of young women on which the sex trade thrives, will be launched this week. The book overturns the popular and sensationalised image of trafficking as a one-off event involving kidnapping and chains and expected to inform the anti-trafficking movement worldwide.

Sr Lucy van Kessel pbvm150As Co-ordinator of Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) in Western Australia, Presentation Sister Lucy van Kessel pbvm knows too well the repercussions of human trafficking on people and sees her work as an essential element of her Christian life and her commitment to creating a better world.

Tuesday, 02 June 2015 11:42

Community welcomes changes for victims

acrath logo 150Community organisations welcome the announcement of changes to supports for victims of human trafficking, slavery and slavery-like practices in Australia.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 14:22

Current Issues for ACRATH Advocacy

acrath logo 150Christine Carolan, Executive Officer of Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) offers updates on ACRATH advocacy specifically on trafficking, compensation, slavery-free supply chain and forced marriages.

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