Global leaders joined the 16 Days Campaign.

ACRATH’s 16 Days of Activism, focusing on women migrant workers vulnerable to exploitation, ended on December 10 2023, but the messages conveyed, the information shared, resources developed and the impact of the campaign are still being felt. We encourage you to find out more and become part of the ongoing story. Teaching resources from ACRATH’s…

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ACRATH joins Pope Francis in tops for 2023

ACRATH joined illustrious company when it was declared a person/organisation of the year (2023) by Jesuit Publications’ Eureka Street magazine. Laura Kings, Assistant editor of Australian Catholics, chose ACRATH and Linda Burney, Minister for Indigenous Australians and Member for Barton.  Other senior Jesuit Publication staff and writers, including Fr Andy Hamilton sj and Eureka Street editor…

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The Annual ACRATH Members Gathering and General Meeting will be held in March 2024 in Sydney.  It will be the first face-to-face gathering since COVID, so members look forward to meeting each other and considering the important theme: Modern Slavery is closer than you think…. On the evening of Wednesday, 20 March 2024, at 7.15-8.15pm (AEDT), the Keynote Speaker…

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Call to action February 2024

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 learn more and consider becoming involved in actions and advocacy. Eureka Street person of the year…

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Research applauds Companionship Program

Judy Lamb started researching the work of ACRATH Companions almost two years ago. The resulting 10-page publication, ACRATH Companionship Project Research Paper, has been published and is now available here on the ACRATH website. Walk Free’s Global Slavery Index estimates that up to 41,000 people now live in modern slavery in Australia. ACRATH’s Companionship Program…

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It’s chocolate, so Indulge Responsibly

Join with the one billion responsible ‘indulgers’ this Easter and watch what chocolate you eat. Join ACRATH’s Indulge Responsibly Easter chocolate campaign starting on Ash Wednesday, 14th February 2024.   Much of the world’s chocolate, including that sold in Australian shops and supermarkets, is produced using cocoa beans harvested by child labourers, many of whom endure…

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Shirley’s passion in each page

Thanks to Shirley Eldridge for donating the proceeds of her recently published book to ACRATH. Shirley’s moving account of a young woman who was trafficked, was highlighted at the Australian Catholic Press Association Conference in Perth late last year. ACRATH Community Development Worker Melissa Halliday, who attended the conference, described the book as ‘a story…

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Join 24-hour pilgrimage

Australian Catholics are being encouraged to join thousands of people around the world on 8th February to mark the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking, which is celebrated on the feast of St Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese woman who was trafficked as a child and became a Canossian Sister. The online pilgrimage,…

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Advocacy in Action

Take an exclusive look at our incredible Advocacy Team in action, both in Canberra and during their meetings within the corridors of power. Click here to view the highlights.

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Advocacy in Canberra works

ACRATH’s team of staff and volunteers met with many senior Members of Parliament, advisors and departmental officers in Canberra during a week of advocacy to discuss four key human trafficking issues.  ACRATH’s Executive Officer Christine Carolan reflects on the week in this insightful Q & A. Q. Who were some of the key Members of…

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Opportunity to support ACRATH

Don Sinclair was interested when he heard ACRATH staff and volunteers described by a friend as ‘warriors’. He was ‘hooked’ when he heard that they work to combat human trafficking in Australia. Don, chair of the Uniting Op Shop at Forest Hill in Melbourne heard about human trafficking earlier this year after a member of…

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Call to action September 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 and advocacy. A couple jailed for keeping…

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