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Join us at the 7th Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office (ACMRO) National Conference as we delve into the contributions of seasonal and migrant workers in Australia, spotlighting their invaluable impact on our society beyond just their labour. This event will focus on how Australian faith communities and society at large can embrace and learn…

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June Call to Action

Talitha Kum General Assembly 2024“Journeying Together to End Human Trafficking: Compassion in Action for Transformation”.The emerging realities call Talitha Kum to commit to our next three priorities for 2025-2030, which we have discerned using the synodal method of Conversation in the Spirit. ‘Powerhouse’ network of sisters launches 5-year plan to combat trafficking https://www.globalsistersreport.org/news/powerhouse-network-sisters-launches-5-year-plan-combat-trafficking Talking about…

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Anti-Slavery Commissioner Established

On 28 May 2024 the Australian Parliament passed the Modern Slavery Amendment (Australian Anti-Slavery Commissioner) Bill 2023 to enable the establishment of Australia’s first federal Anti-Slavery Commissioner. The Commissioner role will include engaging with and supporting victims and survivors of modern slavery and supporting business to address risks of modern slavery practices in their operations and…

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Illegal Profits Rise

In a March 2024 document, Profits and Poverty: The Economics of Forced Labour, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has reported a 37% rise in illegal profits from forced labour since 2014. Forced labour profits in the private sector are now estimated to be US$236billion. The report indicates there were 27.6 million people in forced labour…

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Journeying to End Human Trafficking

“Journeying Together to End Human Trafficking: Compassion in Action for Transformation” is the theme of the Talitha Kum second General Assembly being held in Rome 18-24 May. More than 200 delegates from Talitha Kum networks are taking part in this event. The assembly is an opportunity to dialogue, listen, discern and share how we can…

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Talking About Forced Marriage

ACRATH congratulates Anti-Slavery Australia on the launch of Talking About Forced Marriage: A Toolkit for Young People. The Toolkit is designed to help people to start conversations around forced marriage, in their wider communities and with those closest to them. It has been developed as part of our Speak Now project. This Toolkit aims to:…

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Celebrating our Volunteers

We’re celebrating National Volunteer Week!  In 2023, 120 dedicated ACRATH members contributed an astounding 10,600 hours towards ACRATH’s mission to eliminate human trafficking.  ACRATH extends heartfelt thanks to these incredible volunteers who dedicate their time and energy across various areas: raising awareness through presentations, developing educational resources, political advocacy, offering companionship to trafficked individuals, and…

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Stop Trafficking May 2024

The May 2024 issue of Stop Trafficking! focuses on the role of child and forced labour in the fashion industry. According to the International Labour Organisation about 160 million children are involved in labour globally. Many of these are involved in making the clothes we purchase. Articles in the May issue include: Download your copy…

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World Fair Trade Day

Join ACRATH on Saturday, May 11th for World Fair Trade Day! ACRATH supports Fairtrade and believes it offers you the power to change the world daily. By purchasing Fairtrade products, you promote fair wages, safe working conditions, and no slave or child labour. Together, let’s raise awareness about Fair Trade principles and practices to promote…

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Exit Trafficking Conviction

In April 2024 a Victorian court found a man guilty of exit trafficking after he stranded his wife overseas. The man was in an arranged marriage with the woman who was in Australia on a sposored partner visa. He limited his parner’s freedom and access to money. Without telling her he withdrew support for her…

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Join ACRATH’s Run Melbourne Team

Every year, the RUN MELBOURNE charity event takes place in the City of Melbourne. On the morning of Sunday July 21, 2024 ACRATH teams will be running to raise crucial funds to support our mission to eliminate human trafficking (modern slavery) and the harm it causes. WE NEED YOUJoin our ACRATH team or recruit your…

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Rise in Forced Labour Profits

The International Labour Organization (ILO) Report Profits and Poverty: the economics of forced labour was released on 19th March 2024. It indicates forced labour profits have risen by 37% since 2014. It estimates that forced labour in the private economy now generates US$236 billion in illegal profits each year. Coercive measures are used to take…

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