Our mission is to eliminate human trafficking and the harm it causes.

ACRATH Launches Fundraising Campaign

ACRATH has launched its 2023 fundraising campaign and hopes to raise $350,000 by 30 July 2023, the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.

This year’s campaign will focus on ACRATH’s need for sustainable funding in order to continue programs and support victims and survivors of human trafficking.

Long-term advocacy takes commitment and resources. Staff are needed, volunteers are trained and regular in-person or online meetings with Members of Parliament in Canberra are resourced.  Financial support comes from so many generous religious congregations and individuals who commit to three-years of funding, if possible. Donate today.

Modern Slavery Snapshot


50 million people live
in slavery globally

71% are female

71% are female
(women and girls)

Only 1 in 5 victims are detected in Australia

Only 1 in 5 victims are
detected in Australia


ACRATH is proud to support the proposal for a First Nations Voice to be enshrined in the Constitution. As the Uluru Statement from the Heart tells us, we need to ensure that First Nations people have a real say in decisions that affect them. ACRATH has sought advice from First Nations colleagues for our signature panels.

We are encouraged by the words of John Lochowiak, who believes that "voting YES for the Voice is a no-brainer.. and that if someone were working on our street construction, we would want to have a conversation about how it affects us."

We also take guidance from Catholic Social Teaching, which says that each person is equal in God-given dignity and that those most affected by a decision must be given a voice.

We are proud to stand in solidarity with our First Nations people and will continue to work for a future in which their voices are heard.

Latest News

Fourth National Roundtable on People Trafficking

Draft Legislation Announced at National Roundtable At the National NGO Roundtable on People Trafficking held in Canberra on Wednesday 23rd November the Minister for Home Affairs, the Hon Brendan O’Connor MP, reported on Australia’s efforts to fight the crime of people trafficking and affirmed the work of NGOs in this area. Also present at the…
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Progress of Campaign to Support the Education of Girls

Progress on Support for the Education of Girls Over recent weeks Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Kevin Rudd MP, has spoken in favour of increasing education opportunities for girls.  At the launch of Plan International’s report, Because I am a Girl, Mr Rudd commented that “a girl in southern Sudan today is more likely to…
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Anti-Human Trafficking Newlsetter

Anti-Human Trafficking Newsletter Vol 9 No 11 The November issue of this newsletter highlights methods used to expose sex and labour trafficking and the issues feeding it.  Click here to read the newsletter.
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ACRATH Newsletter November 2011

Latest ACRATH News  In the latest ACRATH Newsletter read about the Minister for Home Affairs and Justice, Brendan O’Connor MP and Mr Michael Danby MP visiting the ACRATH office, the Community Awareness Cultural and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) projects beginning in four states,  the presentation of a motion on the Harkin-Engel Protocol being presented in Federal…
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News from ACRATH in Western Australia

Raising Awareness about Human Trafficking Recently Murdoch University held an open day. Part of the display from the Law Department included a display board with information on human trafficking through question and answer. A chocolate fondue enticed many visitors to consider not only information about trafficking but advertised fair trade. During the day there was…
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UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons

A Human Rights Approach to Trafficking in Persons Ms Joy Ngozi Ezelio, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, especially women and children, will speak on A Human Rights Approach to Trafficking in Persons at the University of Technology, Sydney on Thursday 17th November.  Also speaking will be Elizabeth Broderick, Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights…
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Forms of Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking is also known as modern slavery.

Victims often go willingly with their traffickers because they are being deceived about the nature and conditions of the work. Trafficking is a global phenomenon and nearly every country is a source, transit or destination (or combination of these three) for trafficked persons.

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