Learning for Justice: A Victorian Initiative

On 8th February 2023, the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking, Pope Francis instigated a global ‘year of action by young people’ – an opportunity for young people to raise their voices to make a real difference for a fairer world. In response, a group of Victorian ACRATH Members devised its Learning…

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Outreach to the Pacific

The Conference of Major Superiors of the Pacific Islands (CMSPI) took place from 28th August to 3rd September 2023. A full day of the Conference was dedicated to reflecting on the issue of human trafficking and possible responses. This day was led by Sr Abby Avelino MM, Talitha Kum International Coordinator, Sr Colleen JacksonRSC, ACRATH…

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Our Pilgrimage for Dignity

This year, a team of young people prepared the theme and activities for the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking. ACRATH, in partnership with Talitha Kum, invited our secondary school networks around Oceania to offer their views on Human Trafficking and how they plan to commit to action. They invite us to…

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Report Highlights Action

The 2021 Talitha Kum Report provides a summary of network anti-trafficking activities in 2021 and outlines commitments for 2022. Talitha Kum is present in 92 countries with 55 national networks (including ACRATH) and 6,039 people actively involved in anti-trafficking activities on all continents. During 2021, 258,549 individuals benefitted from prevention activities, 19,993 victim/survivors were supported…

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Talitha Kum Report

Save the Date!  Tuesday 28th June – Talitha Kum will present its 2021 report. Click the link below to subscribe to the online event https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSe284OYXuWOSe…/viewform Talitha Kum is pleased to invite you to an online presentation of the Talitha Kum 2021 Report on June 28th.The online event will be held at 5pm (AEST-Australian Eastern Standard Time)…

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Ambassador meets with ACRATH

While in Rome ACRATH member, Sr Noelene Simmons, took the opportunity to meet with Australian Ambassador to the Holy See, Chiara Porro. Ambassador Porro was interested to learn more about the work of ACRATH. During the meeting topics such as Australia’s Modern Slavery Act, the PALM Scheme (Pacific Australia Labour Mobility Scheme), the need for…

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Appeal for Ukraine

The war in Ukraine draws attention to the link between armed conflict and human trafficking. The very presence of armed conflict and the displacement of people causes the intensification of trafficking. This war, among many others, continues to cause pain and death around the world. Latest reports reveal that human traffickers are active and that…

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The Power of Care

The World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action is held every year on 8th February, the Feast of St Josephine Bakhita. The theme of this day in 2022 was The power of care. Women, economy, human trafficking. In 2022 to mark this day an online Prayer Marathon was held led by the various networks that…

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Prayer, Reflection and Action

Join ACRATH and Talitha Kum to begin this year’s eight-hour Prayer Marathon on 8 February at 7pm ( AEDT). Talitha Kum Oceania will feature in the first hour of the global prayer marathon, which marks the World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking. Thirteen members from Australia and New Zealand will start…

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Call to Action

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, marked annually on 25 November, the Talitha Kum network of religious sisters is calling for more commitment to eradicate the scourge of human trafficking. Although boys and men are victims of human trafficking, the majority of individuals trafficked for labour and…

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Global and Local Perspectives

The topic for the ACRATH Conversations Series event in September was Human Trafficking: Global and Local Perspectives. It featured ACRATH’s Sr Colleen Jackson RSC, Oceania Coordinator of Talitha Kum and Sr Abby Avelino MM, Talitha Kum’s Asian Coordinator, based in Japan.  Abby and Colleen spoke about the significant work at the grassroots challenging and eliminating human trafficking and…

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Conversation in September

The topic for the ACRATH Conversation in September is Human Trafficking, global and local perspectives. Hear ACRATH’s Sr Colleen Jackson RSC, Oceania Coordinator of Talitha Kum and Sr Abby Avelino MM, Talitha Kum’s Asian Coordinator, based in Japan.   Hear Colleen and Abby talk about the significant work at the grassroots challenging and eliminating human trafficking and supporting the victims of human…

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