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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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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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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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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ACRATH back in Canberra

ACRATH is back in Canberra, visiting Members of Parliament and policy makers face-to-face, after three years of online advocacy, the result of COVID-19 travel restrictions.  In the first week of September the team of 11 staff and volunteers met with a range of people in a bid to raise awareness and advocate for better outcomes…

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Advocacy Visit to Parliament

A group of 10 ACRATH members are preparing to make their annual advocacy visit to Parliament House in Canberra. The visit will take place during the week beginning 4th September. These visits provide an opportunity for ACRATH to raise issues on human trafficking and slavery with members of Parliament and to advocate for systemic change.…

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Human Rights 75 Initiative

2023 marks the 75th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights. In the aftermarth of World War II the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Human Rights 75 is an initiative whose three main goals focus on universality, progress and engagement under the leadership of UN Human Rights, together…

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Always Hope for Change

K and D* are Directors of the Jack and Hedy Brent Foundation, longtime donors to ACRATH. The regularity of the Foundation’s support, together with other organisations, has made it possible for ACRATH to advocate for major policy changes over the years.  One recent example is the Federal Government’s Budget decision in May to offer victims…

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16 Days Campaign 2022

Stay tuned to ACRATH’s website and socials as we stand up for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, beginning in two days, on Friday, 25th November. This annual international campaign kicks off on 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10th December, Human Rights Day. Individuals…

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Call for National Compensation Scheme

ACRATH invites you to join the Anti-Slavery Australia call to establish a national compensation scheme for survivors of modern slavery. Anti-Slavery Australia calls on the Australian Government to introduce a national compensation scheme to properly remedy the effects of modern slavery in Australia and assist victim-survivors to move forward and rebuild their lives. These reforms…

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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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