Call to Action February 2023

ACRATH supports the work of many like-minded organisations both in Australia and globally. Many produce resources that can be used in a variety of settings and some have campaigns underway. Our newsletter regularly includes this page, encouraging people to find out more and consider becoming involved in actions.

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Take the Bitterness Out of Chocolate

Easter chocolate is already on the supermarket shelves, so let’s recommit to using our chocolate dollars to buy slavery-free chocolate this year. It’s also the right time to tell our families, friends and communities about the exploitation of children in chocolate production. Encourage them to start buying slavery-free chocolate now – and to keep going…

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Join Our Online National Gathering

ACRATH invites you to join our national gathering (online) on Wednesday 3rd May 2023. The theme is from St John’s gospel – “I have come that you may have life and have it to the full”. One of the conference organisers, Cindy Bohan, said “We think this theme is very compelling regardless of who ACRATH…

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Join Global Pilgrimage

“We’ll do anything we can to get things as cheaply as we can. For that to happen someone has to be exploited.” (Colleen Jackson rsc, Talitha Kum – Oceania representative) Join ACRATH and thousands around the world on February 8 for an online pilgrimage celebrating the 2023 International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human…

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Students Plead for Action

Secondary students in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand will challenge a global audience, during the February 8 online pilgrimage, to make better choices when buying food, clothes and electrical goods, particularly phones. Exploited or enslaved labour is used in much of the goods we buy and students are pleading with consumers to ‘Fight 4 Fair’.…

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Melissa Hopes Change Is Coming

Melissa Halliday knows first hand what’s possible when someone learns the extent of human trafficking globally and in Australia. Change is what’s possible. Melissa gained a deep understanding of human trafficking and supply chains during her work with Caritas Australia and in the years since she has tried to learn more and modify her buying…

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Decent Work for All

The 61st Commission for Social Development (CSocD61) will be taking place from February 6th – 15th at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and online at UN Web TV. This year’s theme is “Creating full and productive employment and decent work for all as a way of overcoming inequalities to accelerate the recovery from the…

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Journeying in Dignity

“Journeying in dignity” is the theme of the 2023 International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking. This day is observed on 8th February, the feast of St Josephine Bakhita. In 2022 events such as armed conflicts, generalized violence, and climate-environmental and economic crises caused instability in our world. Consequently the number of people at…

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Stop Trafficking January 2023

The theme for the first edition of Stop Trafficking! for 2023 is human trafficking in the massage parlour industry. Article in this issue include the following: Download your January issue of Stop Trafficking! here.

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Christmas Wishes From ACRATH

022 has proved to be another challenging year with the recent news of 10 million more people living in global slavery, bringing the worldwide figure to 50 million. But we continue to stay true, now more than ever, to our vision to eliminate human trafficking and the harm it causes, and we are proud of…

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Looking for a Christmas Gift

ACRATH is appealing to members and supporters to donate money to the organisation as a Christmas gift this year. Without a significant funding boost, some of ACRATH’s critical programs aimed at ending human trafficking and modern slavery will need to be wound up at the end of 2023. Australians are expected to spend about $24…

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Migrant Worker Wage Theft

Thousands of migrant workers whose labour made the World Cup possible still have not been able to recover the wages they are owed. They are not the exception. In every country, migrant workers routinely face wage theft because of their unique vulnerability as migrants. Though every jurisdiction has judicial and/or administrative mechanisms to address wage claims,…

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