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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Supporting women and Girls

In 2021 the theme for the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (31st July) was Victim Voices Lead the Way. To mark this day the Hon. Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Home Affairs, and The Hon Jason Wood MP, Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs, released a media statement. The statement indicates…

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2021 TIP Report

In releasing the 2021 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, siad: “This year’s Trafficking in Persons Report sends a strong message to the world that global crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and enduring discriminatory policies and practices, have a disproportionate effect on individuals already oppressed by other…

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March Awareness Raising

International Women’s Day is celebrate each year on 8th March. The 2021 theme is Choose to Challenge. A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change. So let’s all choose to challenge by celebrating women’s achievement, raising awareness against bias and taking action for equality. The March page of the ACRATH 2021 Calendar…

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UNODC Global Report

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2020 is now available. The report presents a global picture of the patterns and flows of trafficking as well as detailed regional analyses and country profiles. Covering 148 countries the report is based primarily on trafficking cases detected between 2016…

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Online Prayer Marathon

Pope Francis has declared the feast of St Josephine Bakhita on February 8 the International Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action against Human Trafficking. Join ACRATH and mark this day by sharing information, joining the world community in prayer and committing to do something in your own life to end slavery. Josephine Bakhita was born in Southern Sudan…

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Stop Trafficking!

The first issue of Stop Trafficking! for 2021 is now available. This issue considers the nexus between modern slavery, environmental destruction and climate change. Article in the issue include: Climate change is one of the causes of poverty and forced migration, which make people vulnerable to human trafficking The 2020 Trafficking in Persons Annual Report…

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