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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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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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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15th Ministerial Roundtable

The 15th Ministerial Roundtable on Human Trafficking and Slavery was held in Canberra in early December. The Annual National Roundtable was established as a consultative mechanism between the government and NGOs on trafficking issues. ACRATH was invited to the first Roundtable in 2008 and has valued the open dialogue that takes place at these meetings.…

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ACRATH Companionship Program

Initiated in 2008, the ACRATH Companionship Program is one way that ACRATH supports victim/survivors of human trafficking. This unique program arose from the Australian Federal Police’s concern for the wellbeing of a woman residing in Melbourne who had been trafficked. Over the course of fifteen years, the Companionship Program has proven to be a vital aspect of…

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Human Rights Day 2023

While today marks the final day of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, it is also the 75th anniversary of one of the world’s most groundbreaking global pledges: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This landmark document enshrines the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being – regardless of…

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Women Ambassadors Unite in Orange

Women ambassadors from around the world united in orange to raise awareness for the United Nations’ Orange the World campaign, marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls. As a bright and optimistic colour, orange represents a future free from violence against women and girls. On November 29th the ambassadors…

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Forced Marriage Support

In a joint media release Attorney General Mark Dreyfus KC MP and Minister for Social Services, Amanda Rishworth MP have announced new support for victims of modern slavery. Funding of $12.1 million over the next five years will be allocated to the Forced Marriage Support Program, which aims to provide prevention and early intervention support…

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Support for ACRATH 16 Days Campaign

At an event hosted by the Dutch and French Embassies, several Ambassadors to the Holy See spoke about various initiatives in their countries focused on eliminating violence against women. It was an opportunity to share and learn best practice. Australian Ambassador to the Holy See, Chiara Porro, spoke about the Embassy’s collaboration with faith based…

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ACRATH Newsletter – November 2023

The latest ACRATH Newsletter is now available. This issue highlights the upcoming 16 days of activism against gender-based violence campaign which will focus on women migrant workers vulnerable to exploitation, starting on November 25 – the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Chiara Porro, Australia’s Ambassador to the Holy See, has joined…

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Join ACRATH in 16 Days of Activism

Join ACRATH’s 16 Days of Activism focusing on women migrant workers vulnerable to exploitation. The 16 Days of Activism begins on November 25 and concludes on December 10, Human Right’s Day. ACRATH has developed a calendar of events, resources and stories, to mark days through the campaign. We invite you to hear compelling lived experiences and read about…

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