Fairtrade Sports Balls

The September page of the 2022 ACRATH Calendar encourages the purchase of Fairtrade sports balls to reduce the rsik of slavery. Did you know that the leading producer of sports balls in the world is Pakistan, which produces approximately 70% of the world’s sports balls? Other Asian countries are also major producers? Pakistan produces 40…

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John Follows Sisters’ Lead

John Willis says it was a ‘no brainer’ when asked why he donates to ACRATH as part of Give4Good (G4G), St Vincent’s Health Australia’s workplace giving program. John, who runs SVHA’s Inclusion Health Program, first heard about human trafficking many years ago. “I really became immersed in the topic when I was asked to take the…

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Buying Ethically for Mum

Join ACRATH and stand with the women (and mothers) who make our clothes and pick a lot of the produce used in our food and drink.  ACRATH has three gift suggestions for your mother this Mother’s Day that treat all mothers with love. Take your mother out for a Fairtrade or Rainforest Alliance coffee. If…

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Take Action in 2022

Pray, Reflect and Act is the theme of the ACRATH Takes Action! film clip launch on 8 February 2022. The online launch, to be held on the feast day of *St Josephine Bakhita, will urge people to commit to an action to combat modern day slavery ?and human trafficking. The 11-minute ACRATH Takes Action! film…

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Activism in Parishes

PATH members in the spirit of St Joseph have been inspired by the assurance of Jesus that “I have come that you may have life and have it to the fullest” John 10:10 ~ Path vision statement Josephite Sister Margaret Ng never misses a chance to talk to people about human trafficking. She knows only too…

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Activism in Health

St Vincent’s Health Australia (SVHA) and ACRATH have worked together for several years to ensure human trafficking and modern day slavery can be identified and addressed within the health organisation’s 32 sites. This work began long before the Modern Slavery Act was passed in 2018. “The work we do to combat human trafficking is about…

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Advocacy in December

Make this a slavery free Christmas! Shop ethically when purchasing Christmas gifts such as chocolates, sporting goods, clothing or other cotton products for family members and friends. For ideas check out https://baptistworldaid.org.au/. Tell five other people why you are making choices such as these. Products we purchase could be tainted by slave labour. ACRATH advocates…

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Christmas shopping

Human Trafficking: Placing the Person at the Centre of our Christmas Shopping The final session of ACRATH Conversations for 2021 helps us put people at the centre of our consumer practices, very important in the lead up to Christmas when Australians are expected to spend more than $18 billion on Christmas shopping. Bonnie Graham, Ethical…

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Stop Trafficking!

During this International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, the October issue of Stop Trafficking! continues to focus on the many ways children are exploited to provide consumer goods and services. Articles in this issue include: Child Labour and Human Trafficking in global Supply chains Mining is one of the worst forms of child…

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Conversation in October

Please join ACRATH on Wednesday 27th October for our final Conversation for 2021. Our Conversation Series has hosted some wonderful people with powerful stories about human trafficking. We are excited that our two October guests will help us put people at the centre of our consumer practices, very important in the lead up to Christmas…

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Goods Produced by Child Labour

Did you know your consumer habits may be fueling child labour? It is important that we are informed about this issue so that we can take positive steps to work against child labour. The United States Department of Labour’s Bureau of International Labour Affairs (ILAB) has conducted research to shine a light on labour abuses…

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A Voice for Workers’ Rights

For a number of years ACRATH has supported Any Hall’s campaign for justice in the case brought against him by Thai pineapple company Natural Fruit. The charges relate to an interview Hall gave to Al-Jazeera English in Myanmar in 2013 in the wake of the publication of the Finnwatch report about working conditions at Natural…

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