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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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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Forced Marriage Support

In a joint media release Attorney General Mark Dreyfus KC MP and Minister for Social Services, Amanda Rishworth MP have announced new support for victims of modern slavery. Funding of $12.1 million over the next five years will be allocated to the Forced Marriage Support Program, which aims to provide prevention and early intervention support…

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Advocacy in Canberra works

ACRATH’s team of staff and volunteers met with many senior Members of Parliament, advisors and departmental officers in Canberra during a week of advocacy to discuss four key human trafficking issues.  ACRATH’s Executive Officer Christine Carolan reflects on the week in this insightful Q & A. Q. Who were some of the key Members of…

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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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2024 ACRATH Calendar

Get ready for the new year and order your 2024 ACRATH Calendar today! Since its inception in 2015, the ACRATH calendar has become a beloved fixture in offices, homes, tea rooms and classrooms, thanks to the efforts of Queensland Regional Coordinator Janine Bliss fmm and her team. These vibrant calendars serve as an invaluable resource,…

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Review of Modern Slavery Offences

ACRATH welcomes the Attorney General’s Department release of the Findings Report for the Targeted Review of Modern Slavery Offences in Divisions 270 and 271 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth). This review was undertaken in collaboration with the Australian Federal Police and the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecution. The Targeted Review identifies areas for possible legislative change to…

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Help Protect Vulnerable People

Help protect vulnerable people from modern slavery, child labour and forced labour. ACRATH invites you to support the Be Slavery Free campaign calling on Starbucks to Come Clean on Cocoa. You may think of Starbucks as a coffee chain, but the company also sells huge amounts of chocolate products. With more than 35,000 Starbucks stores…

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Leave No One Behind

The 2023 theme for the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons that was observed on July 30 was Reach every Victim and Leave No One Behind. ACRATH member Sr Caroline Price, a Good Shepherd Sister, wrote an article for the Global Sisters Report: One would think that in a modern, affluent country like Australia, the…

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Support Programs to Combat Modern Slavery

If you have donated to ACRATH this year – thank you for supporting victims and survivors of human trafficking. If you have not donated, please consider supporting ACRATH’s projects and programs. We hope to raise $350,000 by 30 July 2023, the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. This year’s campaign is highlighting ACRATH’s need for…

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Taking Action Together

The Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, in partnership with the Australian Institute of Criminology, hosted the 2023 Modern Slavery Conference from 27-29 June in Melbourne. ACRATH Executive Officer, Christine Carolan, was a presenter at the conference. ACRATH staff and members had a strong presence. The theme of the conference was Taking Action Together.  The Conference promoted the…

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