Call to Action – November 2023

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 regularly includes this page, encouraging people to find out more and consider becoming involved in actions and advocacy. ‘People are NOT for sale’:…

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Report Highlights Action

The 2021 Talitha Kum Report provides a summary of network anti-trafficking activities in 2021 and outlines commitments for 2022. Talitha Kum is present in 92 countries with 55 national networks (including ACRATH) and 6,039 people actively involved in anti-trafficking activities on all continents. During 2021, 258,549 individuals benefitted from prevention activities, 19,993 victim/survivors were supported…

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December call to Action

Many people trafficked into Australia try to rebuild their lives alone, often distanced from their country and family. Seventeen ACRATH volunteers across Australia serve as Companions to 28 women (many trafficked into Australia for sexual exploitation) and their 24 children. They support the women as they find jobs, homes, schools for their children and a…

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Coronavirus and Human Trafficking

The coronavirus has had and continues to have an incredible impact on our world. Hundreds of thousands have lost their lives. The impact on the world economy means huge numbers of people are unemployed and the businesses that employed them may never recover. The world is facing the worst economic recession since the Great Depression.…

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Technology and Anti-Trafficking

The Anti-Trafficking Review is published by the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW), a network of over 80 NGOs worldwide focused on advancing the human rights of migrants and trafficked persons. The April 2020 issue of this periodical has for its theme Technology, Anti-Trafficking, and Speculative Futures. Published in the midst of the Covid-19…

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2020 ACRATH Calendar

The 2020 ACRATH Calendar is now available for purchase. The ACRATH calendar, first published in 2015, creates awareness of human trafficking, globally and here in Australia. We hope this 2020 edition continues to: Promote awareness of human trafficking issues Promote ACRATH and its work Showcase some of the anti-trafficking work of a range of organisations worldwide and within Australia…

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Stop Trafficking!

The January 2019 issue of Stop Trafficking! highlights helpful websites that provide education and action options around the issue of human trafficking. This Anti-Human Trafficking Newsletter also recognises that January is Anti-Trafficking month in the United States. Article include The Internet and Safe Browsing, The Global Reality of Child Labour, Connecting the Dots and Ethical…

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Early Support Critical

Principles that Underpin Early Support Provision for Survivors of Trafficking, a document recently released by the British Red Cross, the Human Trafficking Foundation, the Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group and the Anti-Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit, affirms the UK Governments decision to establish Places of Safety so that adult victims of trafficking leaving immediate situations of exploitation could be given…

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Health Services to Focus on Human Trafficking

Many of Australia’s largest Catholic health care providers will gather across three cities on Monday to hear how they can slavery-proof their supply chains and better treat people who have been trafficked. St Vincent’s Health Australia (SVHA) and ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) joined forces last year in a groundbreaking project to…

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Anti-Trafficking Work of Religious Congregations

The involvement of Catholic Religious Congregations in anti-trafficking work has been highlighted in a report by the Arise Foundation recently launched in London. The research shows that Religious Congregations have not allowed their changing demographic to prevent them from contributing in important ways to the antislavery movement. During the launch of the study Sr Jane Maltby…

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ACRATH Office Opens in WA

ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) will open an office in Perth on October 29 to further its work nationally. The office has been provided by the Archdiocese of Perth and will be staffed by ACRATH volunteers.  ACRATH National Executive Officer, Christine Carolan, said “ACRATH’s anti-trafficking work, particularly our work to eliminate forced…

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2019 ACRATH Calendar

The 2019 ACRATH Calendar is now available for purchase. The ACRATH calendar, first published in 2015, creates awareness of human trafficking, globally and here in Australia. We hope this 2019 edition continues to: Promote awareness of human trafficking issues Promote ACRATH and its work Showcase some of the anti-trafficking work of a range of organisations worldwide and within Australia…

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