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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Call to action February 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. Our newsletter regularly includes this page, encouraging people to learn more and consider becoming involved in actions and advocacy. Eureka Street person of the year…

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Research applauds Companionship Program

Judy Lamb started researching the work of ACRATH Companions almost two years ago. The resulting 10-page publication, ACRATH Companionship Project Research Paper, has been published and is now available here on the ACRATH website. Walk Free’s Global Slavery Index estimates that up to 41,000 people now live in modern slavery in Australia. ACRATH’s Companionship Program…

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Shirley’s passion in each page

Thanks to Shirley Eldridge for donating the proceeds of her recently published book to ACRATH. Shirley’s moving account of a young woman who was trafficked, was highlighted at the Australian Catholic Press Association Conference in Perth late last year. ACRATH Community Development Worker Melissa Halliday, who attended the conference, described the book as ‘a story…

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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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15 Good Years Around the Table

ACRATH’s important role in combating human trafficking was recognised from its early days when it was invited to be part of the Federal Government’s National Roundtable on Human Trafficking and Slavery. This new entity was established in 2008 as a mechanism for government to consult with civil society about issues relating to human trafficking. 2023…

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Learning for Justice: A Victorian Initiative

On 8th February 2023, the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking, Pope Francis instigated a global ‘year of action by young people’ – an opportunity for young people to raise their voices to make a real difference for a fairer world. In response, a group of Victorian ACRATH Members devised its Learning…

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Call to Action – November 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 and advocacy. ‘People are NOT for sale’:…

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Vale Sr Lea Ackermann

Sr Lea Ackermann, a Missionary Sister of Our Lady of Africa, was a pioneer in encouraging religious congregations to become involved in work to eliminate human trafficking. She first encountered this form of abuse when working in Kenya. In 1985 she founded SOLWODI (Solidarity with Women in Distress). Her desire was for all women to…

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Stop Trafficking – October 2023

The October issue of Stop Trafficking looks at the nexus between domestic violence and human trafficking. Domestic violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behaviour in any relationship that one partner uses to maintain or gain power and control over another partner. Articles in this issue include: Download the October issue of Stop Trafficking…

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People Are NOT for Sale

Christian Bergmann recently showcased the history and hard work of ACRATH in an article for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne. Thank you Christine for supporting the ongoing mission of ACRATH to eliminate human trafficking and the harm it causes. Download a copy of the article here.

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