Call to Action February 2023

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.

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Join Global Pilgrimage

“We’ll do anything we can to get things as cheaply as we can. For that to happen someone has to be exploited.” (Colleen Jackson rsc, Talitha Kum – Oceania representative) Join ACRATH and thousands around the world on February 8 for an online pilgrimage celebrating the 2023 International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human…

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Students Plead for Action

Secondary students in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand will challenge a global audience, during the February 8 online pilgrimage, to make better choices when buying food, clothes and electrical goods, particularly phones. Exploited or enslaved labour is used in much of the goods we buy and students are pleading with consumers to ‘Fight 4 Fair’.…

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Melissa Hopes Change Is Coming

Melissa Halliday knows first hand what’s possible when someone learns the extent of human trafficking globally and in Australia. Change is what’s possible. Melissa gained a deep understanding of human trafficking and supply chains during her work with Caritas Australia and in the years since she has tried to learn more and modify her buying…

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Journeying in Dignity

“Journeying in dignity” is the theme of the 2023 International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking. This day is observed on 8th February, the feast of St Josephine Bakhita. In 2022 events such as armed conflicts, generalized violence, and climate-environmental and economic crises caused instability in our world. Consequently the number of people at…

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Stop Trafficking January 2023

The theme for the first edition of Stop Trafficking! for 2023 is human trafficking in the massage parlour industry. Article in this issue include the following: Download your January issue of Stop Trafficking! here.

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Christmas Wishes From ACRATH

022 has proved to be another challenging year with the recent news of 10 million more people living in global slavery, bringing the worldwide figure to 50 million. But we continue to stay true, now more than ever, to our vision to eliminate human trafficking and the harm it causes, and we are proud of…

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Looking for a Christmas Gift

ACRATH is appealing to members and supporters to donate money to the organisation as a Christmas gift this year. Without a significant funding boost, some of ACRATH’s critical programs aimed at ending human trafficking and modern slavery will need to be wound up at the end of 2023. Australians are expected to spend about $24…

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Stop Trafficking November 2022

The November issue of Stop Trafficking! concentrates on human trafficking and trauma bonding. Trauma bonding is when a trafficker uses rewards and punishments within cylces of abuse to foster a powerful emotional connection with the victim. Articles in the November issue include: Download the November issue of Stop Trafficking! here.

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ACRATH Congratulates Journalists

ACRATH has wrtten to the editor of The Age affirming the journalists who have highlighted the existence of a human trafficking ring in Australia. The Letters EditorThe Age Dear Madam/ Sir Re: Nick McKenzie and co articles on human trafficking ACRATH congratulates Nick McKenzie and his fellow journalists on their recent significant reporting of the…

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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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Trafficked to Australia

It has been revealed that a global human trafficking ring has been operating in Australia. Recent medic reports indicate the syndicate has exploited a weakness in Australia’s immigration system. As a result women have been trafficked to Australia and experienced slave-like conditions. Corrupt migration agents running visa farms provide the women with documentation. Once in…

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