Hagar’s Work in Afghanistan

Merewyn Foran Executive Director at Hagar International was ACRATH’s guest for the September Conversation. ACRATH supporters have had a long association with Hagar. Merewyn spoke about Hagar’s work in Afghanistan since it first began operations there in 2008 supporting women and children facing the worst forms of gender-based violence and human trafficking. A recording of the conversation can be…

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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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September Newsletter

The September edition of the ACRATH Newsletter is now available. Check you Inbox. The newsletter provides information about Human Trafficking, recent ACRATH activities and suggestions for action you can take. Access the newsletter here. Not a subsciber? Subscribe here.

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Call to Action

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 hopes to make this call to action a regular feature, encouraging people to find out more and consider becoming involved in actions: Australian…

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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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Justice in Schools Conversation

Two inspirational teachers and social justice leaders from schools in Victoria and Western Australia joined ACRATH’s Cindy Bohan in Conversation. The Conversation looked at how schools are integrating social justice, and human trafficking in particular, into their curriculum and broader school culture. Gemma Thomson, Dean of Mission and Catholic Identity at Iona Presentation College in…

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Advocacy with AGD Secretary

ACRATH members Christine Carolan, Cindy Bohan and Noelene Simmons met with Secretary Katherine Jones, Attorney General’s Department (AGD), and her colleague Simon Newnham to discuss ACRATH’s 2022 Advocacy issues. ACRATH appreciated the opportunity to share our thoughts on a number of issues including the need for a National Compensation Scheme for victim/survivors of human trafficking…

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Modern Slavery Act Review

The Australian Government has released an Issues Paper for public consultation as part of the statutory review of the Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act 2018. The review will help inform the government’s commitments to tackling modernslavery and humantrafficking at home and abroad. The review is considering the operation and compliance with the Act over its first three years…

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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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Justice work in schools

Keep Wednesday August 31 free to join a very special ACRATH Conversation. Two inspirational teachers and social justice leaders from schools in Victoria and Western Australia will join ACRATH’s Cindy Bohan in Conversation. Please note that this Conversation, Human Trafficking – are schools having an impact? will be held at 3.30pm (Melbourne Sydney time and 1.30pm…

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