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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 Angela Reed June HRC 2016Angela Reed rsm delivered a joint statement by the Sisters of Mercy and Good Shepherd Sisters on 15 June at the 32nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, reports Mercy World.

Monday, 06 June 2016 13:03

2016 World Day Against Child Labour

WDACL2016 Poster150The World Day Against Child Labour marked on 12 June this year aims to raise awareness on how to keep child labour out of supply chains, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 10:29

Strategies to end child marriage

rescue us150A resource for developing national strategies to prevent child marriage was published by Girls Not Brides, a civil society partnership of organisations across 70 countries.

acrath small posterHuman trafficking and slavery is a terrible consequence of economic and social exclusion, according to a submission from Australia’s Catholic bishops to a Senate inquiry.

rescue us150The website Against Humanity strives to inform the public about the realities of human trafficking and provide resources for raising awareness and taking action to end human trafficking.

chocolate eggIn anticipation of Easter celebrations, Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking of Humans (ACRATH) urge people to take a stand against human trafficking and slavery by buying and eating only slavery-free chocolate this Easter and not those that might have been produced using child labour from West Africa. 

Wednesday, 03 February 2016 11:49

Roots of Human Trafficking: A prayer resource

holy cross intl justice logoThe Holy Cross International Justice Office has published a prayer resource entitled Roots of Human Trafficking: Reflections with Pope Francis prepared in observance of the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking on 8 February 2016. All are encouraged to print and share this resource with others.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 09:10

Take action to end human trafficking

St Josephine Bakhita150The Australian Catholic Bishops Commission for Pastoral Life (BCPL) and Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) are calling for a day of prayer, reflection and action against human trafficking on the feast of St Josephine Bakhita on 8 February 2016.

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