Use New Guide to Make Change

Speak Out is the message in the recently launched 2022 Baptist World Aid (BWA) Ethical Fashion Report. The report’s authors are demanding fashion brands ‘escalate action to address modern slavery, worker exploitation and unsustainable environmental practices throughout their supply chains’. The call to consumers to Speak Out comes after the report revealed: The report states that,…

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Call to Action November 2022

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. Know what you are buying Global estimates…

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Alarming Rise in Global Slavery

A new document produced by the International Labour Organization (ILO), Walk Free and the International Office for Migration (IOM) highlights an alarming increase in the number of people experiencing forced labour and forced marriage on any one day. Global Estimates of Modern Slavery: Forced Labour and Forced Marriage puts this figure at just on 50…

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Stop Trafficking – September 2022

The September 2022 issue of Stop Trafficking! highlights some excerpts from the 2022 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. Articles in this issue include: Models of Survivor Engagement, State Sponsored Human Trafficking, Forced Labour: the Hidden Cost of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, The Climate Crisis: Exacerbating Vulnerabilities, Forced Labour and the Clean Energy Trasnsition. At…

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AFP Figures Reveal New High

Australian Federal Police’s (AFP) latest figures show reports of human trafficking and modern slavery have increased to the highest ever-reported. In the 2021-22 financial year, the AFP received 294 reports of human trafficking and modern slavery , an increase from 224 in the previous financial year. Of the 294 reports of human trafficking or modern slavery made…

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Stop Trafficking – August 2022

The August edition of Stop Trafficking! considers the ways in which human trafficking and child and forced labour could be behind the food on our table. The articles in this issuee include: Child and Forced Labour in the Chocolate Industry Are the Labels on Chocolate Meaningful Your hamburger or glass of milk could be tainted…

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Workers Sue Over Labour Abuse

For a number of years ACRATH in collaboration with St Vincent’s Health Australia has been advocating about the use of forced labour in Malaysian rubber glove factories. A group of 13 Bangladeshi workers who had been trafficked to Malaysia to work in a disposable rubber glove manufacuring plant owned by the Brightway Group are now…

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2022 TIP Report

In releasing the 2022 Trafficking in Persons Report US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, said: “The scale of this problem is vast.  There are nearly 25 million people currently victims of trafficking….trafficking destabilizes societies, it undermines economies, it harms workers, it enriches those who exploit them, it undercuts legitimate business, and most fundamentally, because it…

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Advocacy with New Government

ACRATH staff and volunteers are preparing for the virtual advocacy campaign with Federal Politicians and their staff to raise four key issues around human trafficking with new ministers and key advisers. ACRATH’s campaign leader Cindy Bohan said after an election there are many business matters new personnel have to address, rearrange and continue on with, and…

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Stop Trafficking April 2022

The presence of child trafficking and forced labour in the production of food is the topic for the April edition of Stop Trafficking! When we sit down for a meal we don’t often think about how the food came to our table. Unfortunately the demand for cheaper products also increases the demand for cheap labour…

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Uzbekistan Cotton Success

ACRATH members and supporters would know that ACRATH has been involved in the campaign to raise awareness about the issue of forced and child labour in the Uzbekistan cotton industry. For years, the government of Uzbekistan forcibly mobilised almost two million citizens (including children, young people, students, teachers, doctors, nurses, and employees of government agencies and…

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Stop Trafficking February 2022

Sport has become yet another way in which human beings are trafficked. Aspiring athletes can be lured to pseudo-sports camps in far away countries, to forced labour in the construction of sports stadiums or as under aged girls forced into prostitution in hotel near major sporting events. The February 2022 issue of Stop Trafficking! shines…

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