World Day for Decent Work

This year’s World Day for Decent Work, 7 October, is dedicated to the millions of workers around the world seeking wage justice. Economic inequality is a major driving force behind human trafficking and modern slavery. Workers unable to make a living wage are vulnerable to exploitation. To help reduce the risk of modern slavery, we…

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Stop Trafficking October 2022

The October 2022 issue of Stop Trafficking! explores the victimization of people in the sex trade. The demand for prostitution fuels sex trafficking. Both are part of a system of gender-based domination that makes violence against women and girls profitable. Articles in this issue include: Prostitution and Human Trafficking The Problem of Demand Impact of…

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High Tea Supports Victim/Survivors

Members of ACRATH Victoria held a stunning High Tea recently to raise funds forvictim/survivors of human trafficking and modern slavery. A big thank you to all members who organised, promoted and contributed goods for theevent and those who brought family members and friends. This was a shining example of how well members collaborate to host…

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September Newsletter

The September edition of the ACRATH Newsletter is now available. Check you Inbox. The newsletter provides information about Human Trafficking, recent ACRATH activities and suggestions for action you can take. Access the newsletter here. Not a subsciber? Subscribe here.

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Fairtrade Sports Balls

The September page of the 2022 ACRATH Calendar encourages the purchase of Fairtrade sports balls to reduce the rsik of slavery. Did you know that the leading producer of sports balls in the world is Pakistan, which produces approximately 70% of the world’s sports balls? Other Asian countries are also major producers? Pakistan produces 40…

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Justice in Schools Conversation

Two inspirational teachers and social justice leaders from schools in Victoria and Western Australia joined ACRATH’s Cindy Bohan in Conversation. The Conversation looked at how schools are integrating social justice, and human trafficking in particular, into their curriculum and broader school culture. Gemma Thomson, Dean of Mission and Catholic Identity at Iona Presentation College in…

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Advocacy with AGD Secretary

ACRATH members Christine Carolan, Cindy Bohan and Noelene Simmons met with Secretary Katherine Jones, Attorney General’s Department (AGD), and her colleague Simon Newnham to discuss ACRATH’s 2022 Advocacy issues. ACRATH appreciated the opportunity to share our thoughts on a number of issues including the need for a National Compensation Scheme for victim/survivors of human trafficking…

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Lifetime contribution Award

ACRATH congratulates Sr Clare Nolan rsc on receiving the Sr Maria Cunningham Lifetime Contribution Award at the Catholic Health Australia national conference in Brisbane. The award is bestowed by the CHA Stewardship Board on Catholic health leaders who have made significant contributions to the Church’s presence in health and aged care, and inspired others working in…

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Modern Slavery Act Review

The Australian Government has released an Issues Paper for public consultation as part of the statutory review of the Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act 2018. The review will help inform the government’s commitments to tackling modernslavery and humantrafficking at home and abroad. The review is considering the operation and compliance with the Act over its first three years…

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Stop Trafficking – August 2022

The August edition of Stop Trafficking! considers the ways in which human trafficking and child and forced labour could be behind the food on our table. The articles in this issuee include: Child and Forced Labour in the Chocolate Industry Are the Labels on Chocolate Meaningful Your hamburger or glass of milk could be tainted…

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Celebrating Women Leaders

During ACRATH’s well attended Zoom Breakfast Celebrating Women Leaders participants heard from Sr Clare Condon sgs, President of ACRATH, and ACRATH member Sr Elizabeth Young rsm. Both women spoke frankly about the recent Plenary Council of the Australian Catholic Church. They gave expression to the gender and power imbalance that currenty exists in the Church…

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Workers Sue Over Labour Abuse

For a number of years ACRATH in collaboration with St Vincent’s Health Australia has been advocating about the use of forced labour in Malaysian rubber glove factories. A group of 13 Bangladeshi workers who had been trafficked to Malaysia to work in a disposable rubber glove manufacuring plant owned by the Brightway Group are now…

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