Plans Not Dreams

When Will All Cadbury Products Use Certified Cocoa? In 2012 Kraft Foods Australia and New Zealand announced they would invest $400 million in making cocoa sustainable.  What does this mean in practice?  When will Toblerone and other Cadbury products be using cocoa certified free of trafficking and child labour?  Join the campaign to ask Kraft…

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Easter Fair Trade Chocolate

Why is Fair Trade Important? Buying Fair Trade ensures no one is exploited in order to produce the good you are purchasing.  Did you know that children as young as 10 years old have been trafficked to Côte d’Ivoire and are working on cocoa plantations? Many of these children have never tasted chocolate. 75% of the…

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Fair Trade Chocolate for Easter

Why Buy Fair Trade Chocolate?   It is estimated 70 percent of the world’s cocoa comes from West Africa. The most recent figures estimate that 1.8 million children in West Africa are involved in the industry and some are forced or trafficked.    The Fair Trade Easter Campaign aims to contribute to the broader global…

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ACRATH Newsletter December 2012

Latest ACRATH News The summer edition of ACRATH News was released this week.  Items of interest include:  a reminder to look for FairTrade Christmas gifts, human trafficking in New Zealand, a visit to the Australian Institute of Criminology, combating child sexual exploitation on-line, Freedom Sunday, campaigns and news from Western Australia and a prayer resource. Download…

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Edmund Rice Centre Fair Trade Research

Progress and Challenges in the International Fight Against Child Labour in the Soccer Industry After more than a decade of international action on the issue of child labour, millions of children around the world are still employed in conditions which violate their basic human rights. Whilst great improvements have been seen due to a number…

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Fair Trade Fortnight 5 – 20 May 2012

Your Purchase Can Make a Difference Fair Trade Fortnight gives each of us the opportunity to celebrate the life-changing difference our fair trade choice makes for millions of developing country farmers, producers, their families and communities. Buying Fair Trade is your guarantee that the product was not produced used human trafficking, forced labour or child…

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Fair Trade Fortnight 7-22 May 2011

Help people avoid being trafficked into slavery. Products with the Fair Trade logo have been made without the use of slave labour.  Meaningful employment means a person has a regular income, is able to have more control over their life and so is less vulnerable to being trafficked.  When you purchase Fair Trade goods you…

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ACRATH Newsletter April 2011

The latest ACRATH Newsletter gives information about ACRATH activities across Australia over recent months.  You can read about ACRATH Victoria hosting a morning tea and community forum on International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery, a Peace Walk in Western Australia and an ACRATH member visiting a centre for Women and Children in…

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Fair Trade Easter Eggs Campaign

The campaign, an initiative of Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand and ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) asks people to buy FAIRTRADE chocolate for Easter to help stop the trafficking of children into West African cocoa plantations.  This will send a message to chocolate producers who do not use FAIRTRADE chocolate. Fair Trade…

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Resources

Be informed about human trafficking and modern day slavery. Click on the following links to learn more. Human Trafficking Multimedia Digital Downloads Prayers Slavery Free Easter Chocolate  

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