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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.


 

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. 

ACRATH National Roundtable150Sister Noelene Simmons sm and Ms Christine Carolan represented Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) in the recent National Roundtable on Human Trafficking and Slavery in Canberra on 2 December 2014, sharing the belief with other NGOs in attendance that significant gains on important issues were made regarding human trafficking.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 12:33

ACRATH tackles visa issue

Sr Anne tormey rsm150Australian Catholic Religious Against Human Trafficking (ACRATH) is lobbying the Federal Government to overhaul prejudicial visa titles currently preventing victims of human trafficking in Australia from accessing accommodation, education and employment.

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 11:39

ACRATH's Canberra advocacy report

acrath logo 150Fifteen advocates from Australian Catholics Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH)  met with 79 Members of Parliament and Advisors in Canberra on 22-25 September pushing forward key points of advocacy for policy work on human trafficking.

Monday, 08 September 2014 10:37

ACRATH feature wins press association award

cath outlook acrath 2014An article by Virginia Knight in Catholic Outlook featuring Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans was awarded Best Social Justice Coverage in the Australasian Catholic Press Association (ACPA) Awards for Excellence 2014 in Canberra.

ACRATH-ad3 150The Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan MP, has approved funding for ACRATH– Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans – in recognition of its work in direct outreach and raising awareness of human trafficking and slavery, strengthening its counter trafficking efforts into the future and its work with anti-trafficking networks around the world.

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