In 2014 the United Nations General Assembly designated 30th July to be the World Day against Trafficking in Persons aware of the need for “raising awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights.”
Human trafficking is a global problem. No country is immune from this crime. People can be enslaved and exploited in situations of sexual slavery, forced labour in agriculture, hospitality, construction, mining and fishing industries; people can be enslaved and exploited in domestic servitude, by having their organs harvested, and in times of conflict and following natural disasters.
Since 2005 ACRATH has been working towards the elimination of human trafficking in Australia, the Asia Pacific region, and globally. Perhaps you can bring the issue of human trafficking and slavery to light this week within your own community or Parish. Or you might like to make a donation to support the work of ACRATH. For more information on ACRATH’s counter human trafficking work click here and also visit the ACRATH website.