2024 TIP Report

US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken has released the 2024 Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP Report) with Cindy Dyer, Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. The report includes narratives for 188 countries and highlights several emerging global trends including the continual growth of forced labor in online scam operations. One focus of the 2024 report is Exploring the…

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ACRATH News – June 2024

Keep up to date with the latest ACRATH news. The June 2024 Newsletter is now available. The theme of this newsletter is Will you stand with the victim/survivors of modern slavery who need our help? Download a copy of the June newsletter to learn about how you can help. ACRATH is working tirelessly to bring…

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Revealing the Face of Modern Slavery

It is estimated there are now 41,000 men and women living in modern slavery in Australia every day, often in plain sight and 50 million people globally. These individuals are more than just staggering statistics; they are real people and at the heart of ACRATH’s work. Meet the faces behind these growing statistics: Lin, Rani,…

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Stand with Victim/Survivors

Will you stand with us and the victim/survivors of human trafficking who need our help? Donate today ACRATH is working tirelessly to bring an end to modern slavery and there has never been a more important time to double our efforts. With your support so much has been achieved and these gains, after years of…

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Anti-Slavery Commissioner Established

On 28 May 2024 the Australian Parliament passed the Modern Slavery Amendment (Australian Anti-Slavery Commissioner) Bill 2023 to enable the establishment of Australia’s first federal Anti-Slavery Commissioner. The Commissioner role will include engaging with and supporting victims and survivors of modern slavery and supporting business to address risks of modern slavery practices in their operations and…

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Exit Trafficking Conviction

In April 2024 a Victorian court found a man guilty of exit trafficking after he stranded his wife overseas. The man was in an arranged marriage with the woman who was in Australia on a sposored partner visa. He limited his parner’s freedom and access to money. Without telling her he withdrew support for her…

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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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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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