Reflect and Pray

Pope Francis has designated 8th February, the feast of St Josephine Bakhita, as the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking following a request from Talitha Kum, the worldwide Network of Consecrated Life Against Human Trafficking. A Reflection and Prayer to End Human Trafficking Calendar has been prepared by the Sisters of St Joseph of…

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Stop Trafficking January 2024

The first issue of Stop Trafficking! for 2024 focuses on the grooming and trafficking of children on social media. The internet has revolutionized the way traffickers groom and recruit potential victims. Articles in this issue include: Download your January issue of Stop Trafficking here .

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15th Ministerial Roundtable

The 15th Ministerial Roundtable on Human Trafficking and Slavery was held in Canberra in early December. The Annual National Roundtable was established as a consultative mechanism between the government and NGOs on trafficking issues. ACRATH was invited to the first Roundtable in 2008 and has valued the open dialogue that takes place at these meetings.…

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Stop Trafficking December 2023

The latest edition of Stop Trafficking! examines how human trafficking, child and forced labour pervade the mining of minerals used in our electronic devices. Articles in this issue include: Download the December 2023 issue of Stop Trafficking! here.

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ACRATH Companionship Program

Initiated in 2008, the ACRATH Companionship Program is one way that ACRATH supports victim/survivors of human trafficking. This unique program arose from the Australian Federal Police’s concern for the wellbeing of a woman residing in Melbourne who had been trafficked. Over the course of fifteen years, the Companionship Program has proven to be a vital aspect of…

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Human Rights Day 2023

While today marks the final day of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, it is also the 75th anniversary of one of the world’s most groundbreaking global pledges: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This landmark document enshrines the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being – regardless of…

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Women Ambassadors Unite in Orange

Women ambassadors from around the world united in orange to raise awareness for the United Nations’ Orange the World campaign, marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls. As a bright and optimistic colour, orange represents a future free from violence against women and girls. On November 29th the ambassadors…

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Forced Marriage Support

In a joint media release Attorney General Mark Dreyfus KC MP and Minister for Social Services, Amanda Rishworth MP have announced new support for victims of modern slavery. Funding of $12.1 million over the next five years will be allocated to the Forced Marriage Support Program, which aims to provide prevention and early intervention support…

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Support for ACRATH 16 Days Campaign

At an event hosted by the Dutch and French Embassies, several Ambassadors to the Holy See spoke about various initiatives in their countries focused on eliminating violence against women. It was an opportunity to share and learn best practice. Australian Ambassador to the Holy See, Chiara Porro, spoke about the Embassy’s collaboration with faith based…

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Anti-Slavery Commissioner

Attorney General Mark Dreyfus has introduced the Modern Slavery Amendment (Anti-Slavery Commissioner) Bill 2023 into Federal Parliament. The Bill allows for the establishment of an Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner and outlines the Commissioner’s functions. The functions include addressing modern slavery, supporting victims and supporting business to address riskes of modern slavery in their operations. ACRATH rejoices…

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ACRATH Newsletter – November 2023

The latest ACRATH Newsletter is now available. This issue highlights the upcoming 16 days of activism against gender-based violence campaign which will focus on women migrant workers vulnerable to exploitation, starting on November 25 – the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Chiara Porro, Australia’s Ambassador to the Holy See, has joined…

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Join ACRATH in 16 Days of Activism

Join ACRATH’s 16 Days of Activism focusing on women migrant workers vulnerable to exploitation. The 16 Days of Activism begins on November 25 and concludes on December 10, Human Right’s Day. ACRATH has developed a calendar of events, resources and stories, to mark days through the campaign. We invite you to hear compelling lived experiences and read about…

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