Action for March

International Women’s Day is celebrated each year on 8th March. Women and Girls make up the greater percentage of those who are trafficked. During the month of March you are invited to pray for vulnerable women and girls. The March page of the ACRATH calendar highlights the work of Franciscans International who are working to bring about…

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Talitha Kum International Coordination

The Talitha Kum International Coordination Committee meeting took place in Rome 11-13 February. The committee comprises the International Coordinator of Talitha Kum, Sr Gabriella Bottani, and six Continent Coordinators. ACRATH member Sr Colleen Jackson attended this meeting as the Oceania Coordinator. An important part of the meeting was preparing for the International Talitha Kum Assembly…

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Stop Trafficking!

The February issue of Stop Trafficking! highlights the growth of partnerships aimed at eliminating human trafficking and provides some examples. Articles include The 4th P: Partnership, Interpol Partnerships, Public Private Partnerships and Faith-Based Partnerships to Combat Human Trafficking. There is also an article about Talitha Kum, the International Network of Consecrated Life Against Trafficking in…

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Participating around Australia and Beyond

ACRATH members around Australia have participated in events to mark the World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking. This day is held annually on 8th February, the feast of St Josephine Bakhita, a Sudan woman who was sold into slavery at a very young age. On the vigil of the feast ACRATH…

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Call for Effective Action Against Slavery

Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in New York on Nov. 9 addressed a conference on “Practical Solutions to Eradicate Human Trafficking”. In his statement the Archbishop reaffirmed the Church’s commitment to fight the scourge of human trafficking and slavery. This commitment involves tackling the drivers that fuel the scourge…

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Talitha Kum Launches New Logo

Established in 2009, Talitha Kum is the International Network of Consecrated Life Against Trafficking in Persons. The new logo returns to the figure of the hand poised to ‘#end human trafficking’ as a symbol of life and network-based commitment worldwide. According to Sr. Gabriella Bottani, Talitha Kum International Coordinator: “The new logo perfectly synthesizes our…

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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Join the Fight to Eradicate Human Trafficking The United Nations has declared 30th July to be the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. To mark this day Talitha Kum (International Network of Consecrated Life Against Trafficking in Persons) has released a declaration. Down load the Talitha Kum declaration here. ACRATH is a member of Taitha Kum.…

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Against Trafficking in Children and Adolescents

Kids They Are! Not Slaves! The theme for the next World Day of Prayer Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking has been launched by Sr Gabriella Bottani, co-ordinator of Talitha Kum (the International Network of Consecrated Life Against Human Trafficking). The 2017 theme is Against Trafficking in Children and Adolescents while the slogan for this…

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Play for Life

Take a Stand Against Exploitation in Sport As we approach the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Network of Religious Against Trafficking in persons,  “Um Grito pela Vida”, is running the “Play for Life” campaign. The slogan Play for Life was used during the 2014 football World Cup also held in Brazil. At that time…

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Talitha Kum Declaration

Networking Against Human Trafficking Talitha Kum is an international network of Consecrated Life against trafficking in persons. ACRATH is a member of the Talitha Kum network. Working as a network facilitates collaboration and the interchange of information between consecrated men and women in 70 countries. Talita Kum is an expression that is found in the…

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Fighting Child Trafficking During World Cup

Play for Life, Fight Trafficking An international association of Catholic sisters are campaigning against human trafficking and prostitution during the World Cup in Brazil.  They are using social media, billboards and rallies in host cities to draw attention to the heightened risk of exploitation of sex workers and job-seekers in general.  The association called Talitha Kum —…

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