True stories

Posted in March 1st, 2011
by ACRATH

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

  • 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 ...
  • Death and Serious Injury during 2014 Cotton Harvest October 31, 2014 Forced Labour in Uzbekistan Cotton Fields It is disturbing to learn that during the 2014 cotton harvest in Uzbekistan there was an increase in the number of adults and children who lost their lives or experienced serious injury.  Injuries and deaths occurred as a result of accidents relating to transportation of cotton, living conditions and lack of safety, ...
  • Stop Trafficking! July 12, 2014 Anti-Human Trafficking Newsletter Vol 12 No 7 The July 2014 issue of Stop Trafficking! highlights some of the issues found in the 2014 TIP (Trafficking in Persons) Report.  In particular it reflects on how victims can be helped to become survivors.  “For those who have endured the exploitation of modern slavery, even the most effective justice system ...
  • Remembering Carol Hogan sss June 23, 2014 A Serene, Cheerful and Generous Woman ACRATH members wish to pay tribute to Carol Hogan sss who died on Monday 2nd June.  Carol made a significant contribution to ACRATH through the person that she was, through her taking up of the role of Victorian co-ordinator and then National Secretary and through her encouragement of a group ...
  • A Call to Action, A Call to Conscience June 21, 2014 2014 TIP Report Released Secretary of State, John F Kerry, has released the 2014 Trafficking in Persons(TIP) Report.  In releasing the report Secretary Kerry said, ” this is not just a book, it’s not just a report filled with stories that will touch you. This is a call to action. It’s a call to conscience….If the cries ...
  • Survivor of Trafficking into Australia Dies May 23, 2014 Ning’s Story ACRATH mourns the death of Ning on Friday 16 May 2014 after a long illness.  Ning had been trafficked into Australia as a 13 year old.  ACRATH remembers Ning as a young woman of great strength.  She agreed to testify against her traffickers in Thailand, who were convicted and served long prison sentences.  ACRATH ...
  • Indigenous Girls Trafficked Younger and Younger May 14, 2014  Trauma Bonding with Their Traffickers A Canadian human trafficking task force is seeking to change the legal definition of human trafficking.  According to the legal definition human trafficking usually happens because of force, threats or coercion.  However, Diane Redsky, project director of the Human Trafficking Task Force at the Canadian Women’s Foundation, says these days, Indigenous women who are ...
  • Three Charged with Labour Trafficking October 29, 2013 Three People Arrested in Sydney Australian Federal Police have arrested and charged three members of a Filipino-Australian family for their alleged trafficking and exploitation of four young Filipino boxers.  The men had been brought to Australian on sporting visas.  They thought they were going to have professional boxing careers.  Instead they found themselves forced into a debt ...
  • Modern Slavery in India August 27, 2013 Franciscans International Report Franciscans International(FI) is an international non-government organisation working on human rights, the environment and peace-building.  Since the 1980’s FI has been working on raising awareness about the issue of Trafficking in Person and other Contemporary Forms of Slavery which include forced and bonded labour. In 2012 FI produced a publication which focuses on ...
  • 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.