SPC Forum on Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking Forum – 30th June 2011 Presented by: Michaela Guthridge (Good Shepherd Mission & Justice Unit), Prof. Jennifer Burn (Anti-Slavery Project) Christine Carolan (ACRATH) This forum will look at the illegal trade in human beings for the purposes exploitation and forced labour. Thursday 30 June, 7.30 pm Study Centre, Yarra Theological Union, 98 Albion Rd.,Box…

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Challenging the Demand Side of Sexual Slavery

Attempts to Prevent Trafficking into Sexual Slavery The Swedish Example – trafficking laws in Sweden have evolved from the belief that  the demand for sexual services is a contributing factor towards trafficking for sexual purposes.  Click here to read Kajsa Claude’s report on the laws promulgated in Sweden in 1999, their implementation and the steps being…

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Trafficked Persons – Victims of Rights Violations

Trafficked Persons – More Than Instruments of Criminal Investigation In a recent report to the United Nations Human Rights Council, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, warned that “trafficked persons are often seen as ‘instruments’ of criminal investigation, rather than as holders of rights.” “In…

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Public Meeting on Trafficking in Melbourne

Want to help trafficked people? Don’t know how to? ACRATH is holding a public meeting in Melbourne on Monday 30th May 2011. Come along and increase your awareness of this issue. For more information click here.    

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Building Bridges to Freedom

The Interfaith Movement to End Slavery At a conference hosted by the US Embassy to the Holy See and St Thomas University, a minister, a rabbi and a catholic nun spoke of their passion to see an end to modern slavery.  Rev. David Schilling, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster, Rabbis for Human…

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Role of Corporations in Fighting Human Trafficking

Corporations can be Unknowingly Facilitating Modern Day Slavery On 18 May 2011 at a conference on modern day slavery organised by the Us Embassy to the Holy See, the U.S. ambassador-at-large to combat human trafficking, Luis CdeBaca, spoke on the necessary involvement of consumers and corporations in the fight against human trafficking.  It is important…

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Sisters Trafficked into Forced Labour

Sold into Domestic Servitude Two sisters from the Philippines were promised a job as food servers in Malaysia.  Hoping to earn money to support their family they accepted the position.  Upon arriving in Malaysia they discovered they had been sold and were forced to work as domestic helpers without pay for several moths. Read more…

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Latest News

Latest news in the fight to stop Human Trafficking. Click on the following links: Good News ACRATH News Australian News International News  

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Couple who held sex slaves jailed

The Sydney Morning Herald Louise Hall December 18, 2010 A HUSBAND and wife who kept five Thai women as sex slaves in a Fairfield brothel have been jailed for at least seven years. Trevor McIvor, 63, and his Thai-born wife, Kanokporn Tanuchit, 42, ”traded in human misery and poverty” and their punishment would serve as…

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Australia’s Sex Slave Industry

Marie Claire Dan MacDonald December 8, 2010 When a young Chinese woman in Melbourne received compensation as a victim of sex slavery, her case was hailed a victory – yet it was just the second of its kind. Why? For Qi*, every day was the same. Sitting hunched on a bed in a dark, dingy…

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News Release: Work of Religious Against Trafficking is Recognised by Federal Government

ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) has been granted $350,000 funding for the next three years to contnue the fght against human trafcking. The Federal Government has announced that ACRATH is one of four non-government organisatons funded, along with Project Respect (Melbourne), Ant-Slavery Project (Sydney) and ScarlettAlliance (Sydney). ACRATH natonal chair Sr Louise…

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