Stop Trafficking April 2022

The presence of child trafficking and forced labour in the production of food is the topic for the April edition of Stop Trafficking! When we sit down for a meal we don’t often think about how the food came to our table. Unfortunately the demand for cheaper products also increases the demand for cheap labour…

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Stop Trafficking February 2022

Sport has become yet another way in which human beings are trafficked. Aspiring athletes can be lured to pseudo-sports camps in far away countries, to forced labour in the construction of sports stadiums or as under aged girls forced into prostitution in hotel near major sporting events. The February 2022 issue of Stop Trafficking! shines…

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Stop Trafficking January 2022

Trafficking within the Family is the theme of the January 2022 edition of Stop Trafficking! Globally, the International Organization for Migration reports that family members are linked to nearly half of child trafficking cases. Moreover, family involvement in child trafficking is up to four times higher than in cases of adult trafficking. Articles in Stop Trafficking!…

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Stop Trafficking December 2021

The final edition of Stop Trafficking! for 2021 highlights the issue of human trafficking in the travel industry. Human trafficking can be hidden in plain sight when we are travelling on planes, trains, buses or staying in hotels or motels. Download a copy of the latest issue of Stop Trafficking! to learn more about 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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No Child Should be Sold

On May 10th ACRATH members in WA attended a presentation given by Maria Moffitt, Partnership Manager at Destiny Rescue and supported by Jackie Knight, a volunteer at Destiny Rescue. The event was organised by Soroptimists International Fremantle and we very much appreciated the invitation to attend. Maria gave a very confronting talk on child sex…

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ACRATH Annual Report

Louise Cleary csb, ACRATH President, released the Annual Report for 2020 during the ACRATH AGM held 24 February 2021. Key themes in the Report include: ACRATH’s Vision, Purpose and Values COVID-19 and Trafficking Internationally COVID-19 and Trafficking in Australia ACRATH’s International Connections Inspiration for ACRATH’s Continued Work Reporting on ACRATH’s Goals 2020-2022 Going Forward … With Hope and…

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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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Action for June

In 2019 Service or Servitude: A Study of Trafficking for Domestic Work in Australia was published. While the official number of recorded cases of domestic servitude in Australia is relatively small, this research found that many cases go undetected. And while Australia has a response framework for victims of trafficking, those who experience domestic servitude face…

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Risk of Trafficking During Covid-19

Valiant Richey, Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, has issued a statement urging the international community to be more vigilant and step up efforts in the fight against human trafficking during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is during times of crisis that exploitation of…

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Stop Trafficking!

The first issue of Stop Trafficking! for 2020 highlights the intersection between migration and trafficking. Articles include Trafficking Risks for Refugees, the Global Compact on Migration, Statement by the United Nations Network on Migration, Gridlock: Labour, Migration and Human Trafficking in Dubai and Migrants and Trafficking: the Vulnerability of Movement. The January issue of Stop…

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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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