Human Trafficking and Slavery
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.
Not content to sit on their advocacy gains, members of the ACRATH March 2013 advocacy team spent four days in Canberra where they found that the issue of human trafficking has not only business, but also bipartisan support.
International Women’s Day this year became particularly memorable for the Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafﬁcking in Humans (ACRATH) with two significant victories in the lead up to this celebration.
Week-long lobbying by the Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) in Canberra among lawmakers and policy makers has not only achieved favourable legislation and policy outcomes but also raised the profile of the group.
A group of women religious from around Australia will make their sixth annual pilgrimage to Canberra next week in a bid to influence policies affecting people trafficked into Australia.
Australian Catholic Religious Against Human Trafficking (ACRATH) recommends Sally Neighbour’s Four Corners program, ‘Sex Slavery’, which goes inside the world of human trafficking – a world where women are bought and sold and traded like commodities.