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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Trafficking in Women and Girls

During the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, submitted a report entitled Trafficking in Women and Girls. The report noted that it is now 25 years since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action where Governments called for the removal of systematic and structural barriers that prevent…

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Human Trafficking and Marriage

The United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has released a research paper entitled Interlinkages between Trafficking in Persons and Marriage. The report indicates that most cases of trafficking for the purpose of marriage involve young, female victims, many of whom come from disadvantaged family backgrounds. The research found that “marriages” can be arranged by…

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Human Dignity, Freedom and Care

Talitha Kum, the International Network Against Trafficking in Persons, invites you to participate in an online “Conversation among women of faith on human dignity, freedom and care”. The event will be conducted in English with translation available in French and Spanish. This is the link to participate in the event on AUGUST 31 at 2pm…

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Prayer Against Trafficking in Persons

ACRATH members and friends participated in an online reflection today to mark the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. Participants reflected on the horror of human trafficking and spent time discerning actions they could take to work against human trafficking and slavery in our world today. If you were unable to join in this time…

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20th Anniversary TIP Report

The 20th anniversary edition of the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report had been released by the US State Department. In releasing the report John Cotton Richmond, Ambassador-at-large, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons said: “The call of the 20th anniversary is clear. We must commit ourselves to our goal of freedom. What traffickers…

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Survivors Require Long-term Assistance

In a report to the UN Human Rights Council the UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Dr. Maria Grazia Giammarinaro  notes that rather than the current short term interventions survivors need long-term protection and assistance. She reminds States that social inclusion of victims and survivors of trafficking in persons is an…

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