A Snapshot of ACRATH Involvement

During the 2019 ACRATH National Conference Sr Louise Cleary csb was interviewed about her association with ACRATH. Louise explains how, after meeting some trafficked persons, she became one of the founding members of ACRATH. Louise goes on to explain her present involvement with ACRATH.

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Action for April

As part of Easter reflections in your parish or community, arrange a reflection time at which people are invited to consider Pope Francis’ words – “It is not possible to remain indifferent before the knowledge that human beings are bought and sold like goods!”  What challenge or invitation to life does this offer you? You…

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ACRATH celebrates Opening of WA Office

It was a very joyous occasion when members of ACRATH in Western Australia gathered for the opening of the ACRATH office. Situated within the Newman Siena Centre in Doubleview the office space has been made available by the Archdiocese of Perth and will be staffed by ACRATH volunteers. ACRATH member Rosa Ranieri welcomed about 35 guests who…

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With Her: A Skilled Girl Force

Celebrated each year on 11th October the International Day of the Girl Child aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. The theme for this day in 2018 is With Her: A Skilled Girl Force. When young girls are educated and…

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October Action

During the month of October we observe the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Given that poverty makes millions of people vulnerable to being exploited and trafficked, organize a letter-writing campaign asking federal politicians to increase rather than cut Australia’s aid to impoverished nations. This month the ACRATH calendar invites us to speak out…

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Labour Migration and Trafficking

Humanitarian Consequences The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Geneva,  recently released a report entitled Addressing the Humanitarian Consequences of Labour Migration and Trafficking. The report states that” globally, 56% of all migrant workers are men and 44% are women. Currently, one in every five migrant workers in the world is in the Asia…

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Students Could Not Remain Silent

Benefit Concert to Support ACRATH Students from Genazzano FCJ College in Kew, Melbourne, put their talents on show recently to help raise money for ACRATH. Several members of ACRATH were among the audience at the recent 7th Annual ACRATH Benefit Concert held at the College. A welcome by Ms Karen Jebb, Principal of the College, followed…

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Supporting Human Dignity

In Solidarity to Alleviate Poverty “I have come that all may have life and have it to the full.” ACRATH takes as its mission statement these words of Jesus recorded in John’s gospel. While people are living in poverty and unable to access their human rights they are unable to experience fullness of life. They…

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Workers on the Move: the Quest for Social Justice

World Social Justice Day The United Nations General Assembly recognizes that social development and social justice are indispensable for the achievement and maintenance of peace and security within and among nations and that it cannot be attained in the absence of respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms. On 26 November 2007, the General…

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Speaking on Behalf of Trafficked Women

2017 One Heart Many Voices Catholic Mission Conference Marietta Latonio is a social worker who lives and works in Cebu, Philippines and is a long time friend of ACRATH. She attended the 2017 One Heart Many Voices Catholic Mission Conference in Sydney recently to speak on behalf of women in Cebu who have been trafficked into sexual…

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ACRATH at Public Hearing into Human Trafficking

Parliamentary Inquiry Committee Listens to Evidence from NGOs On Thursday 4th May 2017 ACRATH National Executive Officer, Christine Carolan, gave evidence at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Inquiry into Human Trafficking. The Joint Standing Committee on Law Enforcement is conducting this inquiry which is looking at: the prevalence of human trafficking in Australia, including in culturally and linguistically…

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The Problem with Chocolate

Sr Sarah Puls speaks about Slavery in the Cocoa Industry In a recent interview aired on ABC Radio National ACRATH member, Sr Sarah Puls sgs, spoke on the link between chocolate and child slavery. Sarah explained that most of the chocolate we eat in Australia comes from West Africa. People in this area are at risk of exploitation…

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