Posted in October 3rd, 2016
by Jacinta Lithgow
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ACRATH 16 days campaign 2016


Join ACRATH and the international community for 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.

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November 25 is the start of the United Nations-declared 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign, finishing on December 10 – Human Rights Day. The campaign looks at the different forms of violence that girls and women face.

This year’s theme is,
‘From peace in the home to peace in the world: make education safe for all!’.

Who is making my clothes?

How sweet is my chocolate?

Prayers and reflections

Education might be available for most young people in Australia, but that isn’t the case in many countries around the world for young adults and children (particularly female) who have been trafficked into slavery, or who are forced to work in unsafe conditions for little money.

According to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics an estimated 31 million girls of primary school age and 32 million girls of lower secondary school age were not enrolled in school in 2013.

You have the power to make a difference. If you buy ethically produced clothes, foods and electronic products then you are working to eliminate slavery. This may not lead to all children being able to attend school, but it may improve the conditions in which they work and ensure a ‘living wage’ for their labour.

16 days actions and campaigns

Do you want the ACRATH 16days flyer?

Who is making my clothes?

How sweet is my chocolate?

Prayers for the 16 days campaign
 Reflection sheet for the 16days 

As a school consider incorporating human trafficking into your curriculum using ACRATH’s education resources at: http://acrath.org.au/education-resource/