True stories

Posted in September 1st, 2016
by ACRATH

Shocking but tragically true … Discover trading in human lives from a series of different perspectives.

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  • Slavery in Supply Chains October 13, 2016 Do You Know Where Your Clothes Come From? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvVlFJvHB-k Walk Free has produced this video clip to inform consumers about the power they have to make a difference. Demanding cheaper goods can fuel the demand for slave labour. What choices will you make in the future?
  • Stop Trafficking! July 17, 2016 Anti-Human Trafficking Newsletter Vol 14 No 7 The latest issue of Stop Trafficking highlights the topics covered in the 2016 Trafficking in Person’s (TIP) Report. This years report has articles that reflect on what makes a person vulnerable to being trafficked and strategies to prevent human trafficking around the globe. The report looks at what each country ...
  • Human Trafficking is Not to be Tolerated July 1, 2016 2016 Trafficking in Person Report In launching the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report US Secretary of State John Kerry made the following remarks: “When we talk about “human trafficking,” we’re talking about slavery – modern-day slavery that still today claims more than 20 million victims on any given time. And all 20 million are people just like everybody here. ...
  • Voices of Women – I Don’t June 9, 2016 Forced Marriage in Australia https://vimeo.com/143703856 Despite being illegal, forced marriage is practiced in Australia. As a community we are starting to understand both the nature and extent of forced marriage in our community. Voices of Women – I Don’t is a film clip released by the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY). CMY is a Victorian not-for-profit organisation supporting ...
  • Child Trafficking After Earthquake June 2, 2016 Child Traffickers Target Vulnerable Children When a 7.6 quake caused huge loss of life and devastation of homes child traffickers took advantage of children who had lost their families and were homeless. The traffickers sold children into child labour, forced marriage and sexual servitude. Poor people were also targeted by organ traffickers who offered quick cash ...
  • Second Child Trafficking Conviction in Australia May 30, 2016 Father Abuses Twin Girls A Victorian man has been convicted of thirty seven charges including two counts of child trafficking and twenty of incest. He paid an overseas surrogate to give birth to twin daughters who he then brought to Australia. He filmed himself sexually abusing the girls and then shared the footage with other paedophiles. The abuse took place over ...
  • Stop Trafficking! May 25, 2016 Anti-Human Trafficking Newsletter Vol 14 No 5 The May 2016 issue of Stop Trafficking is now available. It highlights aspects of labour trafficking and methods used to fight all forms of trafficking. Learn about exploitation in the garment industry in Bangladesh, slavery in the fishing industry in Thailand, financial transactions that could point to human trafficking and the ...
  • Report of Interdepartmental Committee on Human Trafficking October 30, 2015 Australian Government Response to Trafficking in Persons The seventh report of the Interdepartmental Committee on Human Trafficking and Slavery was tabled in Federal Parliament recently.  This report provides an outline of the work of Australian Government agencies during the 2014-2015 period. In the executive summary it states: “The Australian Federal Police received 119 new referrals relating to ...
  • Exploiting Vulnerable Workers September 3, 2015 Migrant Workers Exploited A Four Corners Repot has revealed that migrant workers in 7-Eleven stores around the country are being paid minimal wage and working long hours. Instead of the award wage of $24/hour some workers are receiving as little as $10/hour with no weekend or penalty rates. One worker reported not having been paid for ...
  • Trafficking in Person Heroes July 28, 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zafWGbWxZw4 At the ceremony to launch the Trafficking in Person s Report 2015 Secretary of State, John Kerry, name eights Trafficking in Persons Heroes.  These people are an inspiration.  They have been courageous and passionate in their efforts to prevent human trafficking and to assist those who have experienced the trauma of this horrendous crime.
  • Case studies depicting examples of the various types of slavery that exist in modern Australia.
  • Cries from the Workplace: 20 women, 20 stories, Stories of migrant women workers in Sydney, Asian Women at Work Action Group, Sydney, Australia, April 2008 (.pdf 1.95MB)
  • Trafficking in Persons Report 2012 – Victims Stories, The victims’ testimonies included in this Report are meant to be illustrative only and do not reflect all forms of trafficking that occur. Any of these stories could take place anywhere in the world. They illustrate the many forms of trafficking and the wide variety of places in which they occur. Many of the victims’ names have been changed in this Report.