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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.


 

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.

Br David OBrien sdbThe book entitled "One In A Thousand Stories", Salesian Brother David O’Brien’s creative response to human trafficking and forced labour, was launched at the ACRATH conference last month.

Sr Angela Reed rsm and MariettaFrom her graduate studies that required in-depth, qualitative interviews, Mercy Sister Angela Reed discovered that there is no one homogenous sex trafficking experience; it is often a part of a life journey that begins with victims' experiences as children through to being trafficked as adolescents, writes Rosie Hoban.

Thursday, 05 March 2015 11:29

Remember slavery

rememberslavery150Every year on 25 March, the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade offers the opportunity to honour and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slavery system, when more than 15 million men, women and children were victims of transatlantic slave trade over 400 years. 

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