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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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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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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Trick or Treat?

If you’re looking for a real fright this Halloween, look at what might be going into your favourite chocolate treat! Child labour? Farmer poverty? Harmful pesticides and farming chemicals? We deserve better, and so do cocoa farmers! Be Slavery Free surveyed the biggest chocolate companies on the planet to find out who is doing good…

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Advocacy Visit to Parliament

A group of 10 ACRATH members are preparing to make their annual advocacy visit to Parliament House in Canberra. The visit will take place during the week beginning 4th September. These visits provide an opportunity for ACRATH to raise issues on human trafficking and slavery with members of Parliament and to advocate for systemic change.…

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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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Human Rights 75 Initiative

2023 marks the 75th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights. In the aftermarth of World War II the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Human Rights 75 is an initiative whose three main goals focus on universality, progress and engagement under the leadership of UN Human Rights, together…

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Students Throw Support Behind ACRATH

Each year hundreds of young women graduate from Ave Maria College in Aberfeldie, Melbourne, knowing about human trafficking and committed to fighting against the terrible injustice. Through their annual fundraising events they have also helped ACRATH run programs and projects to combat slavery. In the past four years the students have raised almost $4000. Patrick…

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ACRATH celebrates milestone advocacy success

We have had a win. With your help, a 17-year advocacy battle has resulted in the Federal Government’s Budget decision to offer victims and survivors of human trafficking the opportunity to access support without involvement with law enforcement. This is a momentous achievement. Before the Budget night announcement, a trafficking victim’s ability to access the…

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WA project could be a game changer

National Volunteer Week was celebrated in May 2023. Rosa Ranieri is one of the many amazing and generous ACRATH volunteers who together contributed 7355 hours to ACRATH last year. We can’t thank you enough Rosa for all you do for the victims/survivors of human trafficking. Rosa Ranieri, from ACRATH in WA, is involved in a…

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