True stories

Posted in March 1st, 2011
by ACRATH

Shocking but tragically true … Discover trading in human lives from a series of different perspectives.

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  • Exploiting Vulnerable Workers September 3, 2015 Migrant Workers Exploited A Four Corners Repot has revealed that migrant workers in 7-Eleven stores around the country are being paid minimal wage and working long hours. Instead of the award wage of $24/hour some workers are receiving as little as $10/hour with no weekend or penalty rates. One worker reported not having been paid for ...
  • Trafficking in Person Heroes July 28, 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zafWGbWxZw4 At the ceremony to launch the Trafficking in Person s Report 2015 Secretary of State, John Kerry, name eights Trafficking in Persons Heroes.  These people are an inspiration.  They have been courageous and passionate in their efforts to prevent human trafficking and to assist those who have experienced the trauma of this horrendous crime.
  • Jail Sentence for Father of Child Bride July 17, 2015 Twelve Year Old Girl Married in Ceremony at Family Home The father of a twelve year old girl has been sentenced to six years in jail after he allowed her marriage.  The girl, now thirteen, was married to a 26-year-old man in a ceremony by a local sheikh at the family home in the Hunter Valley last year. ...
  • Slavery in Australia!!! May 7, 2015 Slaving Away: A Four Corners Report A recent Four Corners report, Slaving Away, has uncovered the exploitation of migrant workers on farms and in factories in Australia. The workers, most of whom are on 417 working holiday visas, experience slave-like conditions. They labour for long hours, are underpaid and often live in sub standard conditions.  The fruits of ...
  • Slavery in Australia April 6, 2015 Labour Trafficking Conviction A Federal Court Judge has ordered that an Indian man trafficked to Australia and exploited in a restaurant in a Sydney suburb be paid $186,000 by the restaurant owner.  The man had been brought into Australia on a 457 visa and kept in slave-like conditions by his employer.  His passport and visa had been confiscated, ...
  • Still Looking for #Traffikfree Easter Eggs? March 30, 2015 Make Sure Your Easter Egg is Not Made with Traffiked Labour Perhaps you are finding it difficult to find #Traffikfree Easter Eggs. Tell your local supermarket that you want more #Traffikfree products next year before the 2016 orders are placed. Why buy #Traffikfree products?  Children who have never tasted chocolate are enslaved on cocoa farms in Ivory ...
  • Forced Marriage in Australia March 29, 2015 Husband and Father Charged A twelve year old girl  was married in the back yard at the family home in the Hunter Valley by a local sheikh in January 2014. The girl now 13 miscarried after falling pregnant. The twenty seven year old “husband” has been sentenced to a minimum of seven and a half years in jail while the father is currently on ...
  • Women’s Voices Heard in Sex Trafficking Research February 23, 2015 Research by ACRATH Member Sr Angela Reed rsm Sister of Mercy Angela Reed thought she knew a lot about human trafficking when she managed Mercy Care refuge for six years from 2001. She suspected that some of the women had been trafficked into Australia; now she is certain.  In the past decade, while researching and writing ...
  • Kidnapped and Sold into Slavery January 28, 2015 Novena Prayer to Saint Bakhita Pope Francis has declared February 8th,the feast of St Josephine Bakhita, to be the World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking. Josephine Bakhita was born in 1869, in a small village in the Darfur region of Sudan. She was kidnapped while working in the fields with her family and ...
  • Human Trafficking and Slavery in Australia November 5, 2014 Numbers Rising Recent media report indicate  that the Australian Federal Police(AFP) are experiencing a rise in the number of human trafficking and forced marriage cases being reported.  However there is still gross underreporting of these crimes and therefore few convictions. Many of those trafficked into Australia are too afraid to come forward.  Victoria Police are working ...
  • Case studies depicting examples of the various types of slavery that exist in modern Australia.
  • Cries from the Workplace: 20 women, 20 stories, Stories of migrant women workers in Sydney, Asian Women at Work Action Group, Sydney, Australia, April 2008 (.pdf 1.95MB)
  • Trafficking in Persons Report 2012 – Victims Stories, The victims’ testimonies included in this Report are meant to be illustrative only and do not reflect all forms of trafficking that occur. Any of these stories could take place anywhere in the world. They illustrate the many forms of trafficking and the wide variety of places in which they occur. Many of the victims’ names have been changed in this Report.