Vulnerable Migrant Workers

Exploitation of vulnerable workers is a major problem in Australia. Migrant communities are at heightened risk of exploitation given the range of economic and linguistic vulnerabilities they might face. This research project came about because when ACRATH Members were making investigations as to what was happening re Vulnerable Workers in the Hunter Region and whether any…

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Seasonal Worker Picnic

ACRATH has long been concerned about the impact of Covid-19 on migrant workers and the risk of them being exploited. In partnership with ACMRO (Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office) ACRATH has been involved in a project aimed at providing support for migrant workers. The following good news story was printed in the July ACMRO…

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Kick Goals for Good

The August page of the 2022 ACRATH Calendar invites schools to participate in the Soctober programme. School kids all over Australia are using soccer to learn about the plight of children worldwide and how to make a difference. Almost 400 schools participate in Catholic Mission’s annual Socktober program to raise awareness of and money for…

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Day Against Trafficking

Today is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons!   ACRATH staff, members, volunteers and wider community, along with Talitha Kum and UNANIMA International, are taking part in the United Nations Blue Heart Campaign encouraging the community to Have a Heart for the victim/survivors of human trafficking.  The Blue Heart symbol represents the sadness of those who are trafficked, while also…

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ACRATH News July 2022

Catch up on the latest news from ACRATH. The July Newsletter is now available. In this newsletter read good news stories and learn about some coming events. You are also invited to take part in the campaign to mark the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on 30th July. Alternatively you might like to mark…

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Justice work in schools

Keep Wednesday August 31 free to join a very special ACRATH Conversation. Two inspirational teachers and social justice leaders from schools in Victoria and Western Australia will join ACRATH’s Cindy Bohan in Conversation. Please note that this Conversation, Human Trafficking – are schools having an impact? will be held at 3.30pm (Melbourne Sydney time and 1.30pm…

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Showing Mercy

ACRATH Companions can now respond more effectively to the needs of victim/survivors of human trafficking because of a $20,000 grant from the Mercy Foundation. The $20,000 Mercy Practical Assistance Program will provide victim/survivors of human trafficking with money to help them in their recovery, to combat poverty and address disadvantage. The Mercy Practical Assistance Program…

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Another Way of Giving

The Toorak Op Shop, in one of Melbourne’s richest suburbs, is known for its great quality clothes and famous high-end brands at bargain prices. For ACRATH, the shop is known for its extraordinary generosity. For several years the Toorak Op Shop has made an annual donation to ACRATH. In the past four years alone the…

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Join ACRATH for Breakfast

Breakfast celebrating women leaders. Join us in an online ACRATH breakfast on Tuesday 16 August to celebrate women leaders going forward from the recent Plenary Council. During the breakfast we will discuss women and leadership. While women in leadership are nothing new to ACRATH, it has been a point of much discussion in the recent…

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Show Your Face

Show your face and be part of the United Nations Blue Heart Campaign on Saturday 30 July, the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. The campaign encourages people to raise awareness of human trafficking and inspire action to combat human trafficking. The faces of ACRATH staff, volunteers and supporters will be showing up on ACRATH…

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Please Donate Today

HELP US ADVOCATE HELP US EDUCATE HELP US CONTRIBUTE TO CHANGE HELP US TO SUPPORT THE VICTIM/SURVIVORS TAKE ACTION IN JULY! Modern slavery exists in Australia today in forced marriage, forced labour and slavery-tainted supply chains. ACRATH is working with the community, government, health, education and civic leaders to bring about systemic change and prevent human…

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2022 TIP Report

In releasing the 2022 Trafficking in Persons Report US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, said: “The scale of this problem is vast.  There are nearly 25 million people currently victims of trafficking….trafficking destabilizes societies, it undermines economies, it harms workers, it enriches those who exploit them, it undercuts legitimate business, and most fundamentally, because it…

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