Stop Trafficking!

Anti-Human Trafficking Newsletter Vol 16 No 5 The May 2018 issue of Stop Trafficking! highlights how vulnerability among children leads to exploitation and sex trafficking. Articles include Girls – Parental Hurt, Boys – Silent Victims, Unidentified Children Online, Educating Children about Trafficking and Marriott Hotels Train Staff. Download your copy of Stop Trafficking! here.

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ACRATH Education Resource

Training Day for Secondary Teachers On 4th Sept.2015, the Education Committee of the Victorian Region of ACRATH led by Ms Anne Walsh held a Training Day for senior secondary teachers on the Education Program as found on the website. We were fortunate to be sponsored and financially supported by the Melbourne Catholic Education Office without…

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The Voices of Trafficked Women

Listening, Relating, Responding Sister of Mercy and ACRATH Member, Angela Reed rsm, has given a human face to victims of sex trafficking in the Philippines, the country where she chose to do her Ph D research, aided by her bi-lingual Filipina assistant, social worker and university lecturer Marietta (Mayet) Latonio. Through her research she explored the…

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I HAVE A VOICE: Trafficked Women in Their Own Words

Ground-breaking Book on Trafficking Launched A ground-breaking book, focussing on the lives of 40 trafficked women in the Philippines and the sinister and structural oppression of young women on which the sex trade thrives has been launched. The book, by Sister of Mercy Angela Reed PhD, overturns the popular and sensationalised image of trafficking as…

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ACRATH Newsletter March 2015

Latest ACRATH News The latest ACRATH Newsletter provides a summary of the 2015 ACRATH National Conference.  The Conference was an opportunity for ACRATH members to reflect on the global context in which they work and a time to reflect on the ten year history of ACRATH.  Sr Angela Reed presented on her recently completed PhD thesis, Exploiting…

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Women’s Voices Heard in Sex Trafficking Research

Research by ACRATH Member Sr Angela Reed rsm Sister of Mercy Angela Reed thought she knew a lot about human trafficking when she managed Mercy Care refuge for six years from 2001. She suspected that some of the women had been trafficked into Australia; now she is certain.  In the past decade, while researching and…

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Trafficking in Canada

Canadian Women’s Foundation The Canadian Women’s Foundation aims to empower women to move out of violence and poverty and into confidence.  They have released a number of reports reflecting on sex trafficking in Canada.  The reports include stories from survivors and strategies for ending sex-trafficking in Canada. View reports here.

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ACRATH Newsletter June 2012

Latest ACRATH News The latest issue of ACRATH News reports on a workshop organised by ACRATH Victoria entitled ‘Understanding and Addressing the Demand Side of Sex Trafficking’ which was led by Professor Bob Pease, Chair of Social Work at Deakin University.  Other articles include Building on Asia-Pacific Networks and Fairtrade Update. Download a copy of…

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Understanding and Addressing the Demand Side of Sex Trafficking

What Role do Women/Girls and Men/Boys Play in the Process Professor Bob Pease, School of Heath and Social Development at Deakin University, will be the presenter at a seminar entitled “Understanding and Addressing the Demand Side of Trafficking.  The seminar, sponsored by ACRATH Victoria, will be held on May 2 at the Treacy Centre in…

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My Female Faith Hero: Catholic Sisters

Tony Blair’s Female Faith Heroes Each Year on International Women’s Day, the Tony Blair Faith Foundation runs a blog to highlight inspirational women of faith.  In his 2012 blog Tony Blair wrote of the Catholic Sisters who are dealing with sex trafficking. Click here to read his blog which first appeared in the Huffington Post.…

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Anti-Human Trafficking Newlsetter

Anti-Human Trafficking Newsletter Vol 9 No 11 The November issue of this newsletter highlights methods used to expose sex and labour trafficking and the issues feeding it.  Click here to read the newsletter.

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In the Media

Australian Media Reports on Sex Trafficking Beginning with a report on Four Corners on Monday 11th October there have been a number of articles on sex slavery in the Australian media recently.  Links to some of these articles are given below. Legal brothels linked to international sex trafficking rings,  Sydney Morning Herald 10 October 2011 Migration…

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