Call to action April 2024

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.

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Reflecting on ACRATH’s past and being part of its future.

I first became aware of ACRATH about 17 years ago when I was working as a teacher and social justice coordinator in a congregational school in Sydney. Modern slavery was an abstract idea, something belonging to a distant time or place. Alongside my students, I learned how we are often unwittingly supporting the systems and…

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Rise in Forced Labour Profits

The International Labour Organization (ILO) Report Profits and Poverty: the economics of forced labour was released on 19th March 2024. It indicates forced labour profits have risen by 37% since 2014. It estimates that forced labour in the private economy now generates US$236 billion in illegal profits each year. Coercive measures are used to take…

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Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress

Join us today International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2024, as we celebrate under the theme “Invest in women: Accelerate progress.” ACRATH’s President, Clare Condon, reminds us that “Women’s rights are human rights. In our Western society, one simple way to change behaviour is our need to constantly review our purchasing habits and refuse to purchase…

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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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