Research applauds Companionship Program

Judy Lamb started researching the work of ACRATH Companions almost two years ago. The resulting 10-page publication, ACRATH Companionship Project Research Paper, has been published and is now available here on the ACRATH website. Walk Free’s Global Slavery Index estimates that up to 41,000 people now live in modern slavery in Australia. ACRATH’s Companionship Program…

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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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2023 Trafficking in Person’s Report

The 2023 Trafficking in Person’s Report (TIP) is now available. This report, produced by the US Sate Department, gives a comprehensive outline of the extent of human trafficking throughout the world, efforts being taken to eradicate it and recommendations for what still needs to b done. In releasing this document the US Secretary of State,…

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Stop Trafficking! April 2023

The 2022 UN Global Report on Trafficking in Persons was recently released. The latest edition of Stop Trafficking! summarizes the finding of this report. Aricles include: Download your copy of the April edition of Stop Trafficking! here.

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Stop Trafficking February 2023

The February edition of Stop Trafficking! looks at how human trafficking is part of all aspects of climate change. A topic of special interest in the 2022 Trafficking in Persons Report was the impact of climate change in exacerbating vulnerabilities and increasing exploitation. Articles in the latest edition of Stop Trafficking include: Download your copy…

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Global Report on Trafficking in Persons

The recently released 2022 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons covers 141 countries and provides an overview of the response to the trafficking in persons at global, regional and national levels, by analysing trafficking cases detected between 2018 and 2021. A major focus of this edition of the Report is on trends of detections and…

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ACRATH News July 2022

Catch up on the latest news from ACRATH. The July Newsletter is now available. In this newsletter read good news stories and learn about some coming events. You are also invited to take part in the campaign to mark the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on 30th July. Alternatively you might like to mark…

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2022 TIP Report

In releasing the 2022 Trafficking in Persons Report US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, said: “The scale of this problem is vast.  There are nearly 25 million people currently victims of trafficking….trafficking destabilizes societies, it undermines economies, it harms workers, it enriches those who exploit them, it undercuts legitimate business, and most fundamentally, because it…

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Trafficking in Agriculture

The UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and girls, Ms. Siobhán Mullally, expressed her grave concern about trafficking in the agriculture sector. In her  June 2022 report to the UN Human Rights Council she stated: “The growth of agribusiness and the power of corporations, combined with the rapid pace of climate change…

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Action in July

The July page of the 2022 ACRATH Calendar alerts us to the fact that products we use are tainted by slavery. If you use cosmetics or drive cars that have a sparkle in the paint job, the chances are that the sparkle came from the mineral, mica. Mining mica is dangerous for adults and can…

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30 Years Supporting Survivors

The UN Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery is celebrating 30 years of bringing survivors to the centre of recovery and prevention. The Fund was established by the General Assembly in 1991 (resolution 46/122) to bring relief to those whose human rights have been severely violated as a result of enrolment of children…

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Stop Trafficking Newsletter

The August 2021 edition of the Stop Trafficking Newsletter highlights topics included in the US State Departments Trafficking in Person (TIP) Report. the report gives a strong message that global crises such as Covid-19 have a disproportionate effect on those already oppressed by other injustices such as human trafficking. Articles in this issue include: Human…

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