Hagar’s Work in Afghanistan

Merewyn Foran Executive Director at Hagar International was ACRATH’s guest for the September Conversation. ACRATH supporters have had a long association with Hagar. Merewyn spoke about Hagar’s work in Afghanistan since it first began operations there in 2008 supporting women and children facing the worst forms of gender-based violence and human trafficking. A recording of the conversation can be…

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Alarming Rise in Global Slavery

A new document produced by the International Labour Organization (ILO), Walk Free and the International Office for Migration (IOM) highlights an alarming increase in the number of people experiencing forced labour and forced marriage on any one day. Global Estimates of Modern Slavery: Forced Labour and Forced Marriage puts this figure at just on 50…

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Stop Trafficking – September 2022

The September 2022 issue of Stop Trafficking! highlights some excerpts from the 2022 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. Articles in this issue include: Models of Survivor Engagement, State Sponsored Human Trafficking, Forced Labour: the Hidden Cost of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, The Climate Crisis: Exacerbating Vulnerabilities, Forced Labour and the Clean Energy Trasnsition. At…

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ACRATH 2023 Calendar

ACRATH’s 2023 calendar will be available to order in late September. The calendar, which has become an important education tool for dozens of schools, parishes, workplaces and families, is produced by ACRATH QLD coordinator Sr Janine Bliss fmm, with support from ACRATH staff and volunteers. The 2023 calendar features stories and information on forced marriage,…

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Call to Action

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 hopes to make this call to action a regular feature, encouraging people to find out more and consider becoming involved in actions: Australian…

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Hagar Tells of Afghan Work

Merewyn Foran Executive Director at Hagar International will be the guest in our 28th September Conversation, continuing the long association with Hagar and ACRATH’s many supporters. Merewyn will talk about Hagar’s work in Afghanistan since it first began operations there in 2008 supporting women and children facing the worst forms of gender-based violence and human trafficking.…

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The Power of Story

ACRATH wants to find out more about the day-to-day experiences and challenges of seasonal workers who come to Australia, in a bid to inform policy makers and to assist in the development of orientation resources. Importantly, the stories could help others avoid exploitation as they settle into their working life in Australia. Each year thousands…

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AFP Figures Reveal New High

Australian Federal Police’s (AFP) latest figures show reports of human trafficking and modern slavery have increased to the highest ever-reported. In the 2021-22 financial year, the AFP received 294 reports of human trafficking and modern slavery , an increase from 224 in the previous financial year. Of the 294 reports of human trafficking or modern slavery made…

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