A specialist legal practice, research and policy centre committed to the abolition of modern slavery in Australia
The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office (ACMRO) was established by the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference to advise and serve the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference at both a national and international level on migrant and refugee issues, including the development of Church policy.
Representing Australian workers and their families
Human trafficking is a Federal Crime in Australia and comes under the jurisdiction of the Australian Federal Police.
The Department undertakes a national leadership role in developing legislative, regulatory and policy responses to serious and organised crime.
The Office for Women works across government to deliver policies and programmes to advance gender equality and improve the lives of Australian women.
The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is an independent third party which investigates complaints about discrimination and human rights breaches.
Australia’s national research and knowledge centre on crime and justice
Be Slavery Free is a coalition of civil society organisations with on-the-ground experience in preventing, disrupting and remediating modern slavery.
Brigidine Sisters stand in reverence for the community of life and will continue to engage with others in a variety of ways to further compassion and justice for humanity and for planet Earth.
Promoting spirituality, justice and global education
CRA represents leaders in the Australian Church, who are active in effecting change within the Church and society in a diverse range of areas, some of which are justice, professional standards, education, stewardship and governance.
The Catholic Resource & Information Service (CRIS) supports the mission of parishes, schools and other Church agencies in their pastoral outreach as communities of faith. Membership is open to all and is free for all individual Catholics, Catholic schools and parishes.
The Oceania Province Mission Statement draws its life and vision from the Charism of Edmund Rice and the Mission of the Congregation. Daring to be disciples of Jesus and inspired by Edmund Rice living in solidarity with the whole earth community.
Works locally and internationally to end all forms of sexual exploitation of women, especially the violence of prostitution, trafficking and pornography.
Columbans are a missionary society of priests who work in cooperation with lay people and Columban Sisters in 16 countries from a standpoint of solidarity with the poor and integrity of creation.
Australia is strongly committed to countering people smuggling and human trafficking. Combatting these transnational crimes requires close cooperation bilaterally, regionally and multilaterally. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade leads diplomatic engagement on these issues and also provides practical cooperation and assistance to help counter trafficking and smuggling in our region.
Awarness, Advocacy, Action
Fairtrade is about stable prices, decent working conditions and the empowerment of farmers and workers around the world.
Working for communities free and healed from the trauma of human trafficking, slavery, and abuse.
Throughout rural and urban Australia, in Papua New Guinea and internationally, Mercy Sisters and partners in Mercy, minister to people with no voice and those seeking justice at home and beyond.
A Justice blog from the Archdiocese of Brisbane
A global network of women committed to justice, freedom and sincerity
“Attentive to the cry of the poor and the demands of social justice, we shall be concerned about the needs and rights of those who suffer.” (Marist Sisters’ Constitutions, Article 24)
The Sisters are committed through a simple, communal lifestyle of service to create ever-widening circles of communion by reverencing creation and embracing all people, especially the marginalised.
The Office for Social Justice is an agency of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. It supports and assists the work of the Bishops Commission for Social Justice – Mission and Service and receives advice from the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council. The Office collaborates with and supports a national network of contacts nominated by each diocese and maintains contact with the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development of the Holy See.
We work with partners and communities to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive.
The Presentation Sisters of Australia and PNG are actively involved in ACRATH and opposing human trafficking with direct action and advocacy, both nationally, internationally and at the United Nations.
Project Respect is a support and referral service for women trafficked for sexual exploitation
The Redemptorists are a religious congregation of priests and brothers within the Catholic Church who live in community for the sake of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, especially among people on the margins of society and church.
Sisters of Charity are consecrated, apostolic, women Religious. They are women of Mary Aikenhead, committed to radically and courageously living out the Gospel.
The Josephite Counter-Trafficking Project
Inspired by the parable of the Good Samaritan and the Rule of St Benedict, Good Samaritan Sisters live a communal way of life committed to seeking God and responding as neighbours to those in need.
Social Policy Connections draws on the rich resources of the Christian social traditions, and works to bring them into creative engagement with contemporary challenges to human wellbeing.
This blog is an ongoing resource of information about the film project Street Dreams and its progress, and of links and stories pertaining to the documentary’s topic of human trafficking and the enslavement of millions of people worldwide.
The Support For Trafficked People Program was established in 2004 as part of the Australian Government’s whole-of-government approach to combating human trafficking and slavery and is administered by the Department of Social Services (DSS).
Human Trafficking in the Media
The Jammed is full of revelations and puts a devastating human face to the world-wide problem of human trafficking.
World Vision goes where the need is greatest to help the most vulnerable children around the world.