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Make your School Slavery Free
Coffee anyone? Make mine slavery-free please.
ACRATH, in collaboration with Catholic Education Melbourne (CEM) and the Archdiocese of Melbourne, has developed a Resource Kit to help schools, workplaces, parishes and homes, transition to a slavery-free environment by creating a slavery-free staffroom/kitchen. The kit explains ‘how to’ transition to new products, includes awareness raising resources, and a ‘where to buy’ slavery free tea/coffee/drinking chocolate guide. The kit is intended to be a dynamic resource for anyone, anywhere in Australia, particularly for schools. Schools can add their logo for promotional purposes and more material will be added as new information is available.
Why go slavery-free?
It is estimated, that more than 40 million people globally are trapped in slavery or slavery-like conditions – one in four of them a child. Much of the coffee and tea we drink, and the cocoa used in the chocolate we eat and drink, can be traced back to these children and adults working in conditions of slavery. Making your staffroom or kitchen slavery-free is a simple act. However, by deciding to buy only products certified slavery-free, we can help eradicate child labour, forced labour and human trafficking and make a difference in our world.

Additional Campaign

Congratulations Myer

The Oxfam What She Makes campaign was launched in 2017. ACRATH has been active in…

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Take Action in June

ACRATH is grateful to our many donors who make it possible for work against human…

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Buying Ethically for Mum

Join ACRATH and stand with the women (and mothers) who make our clothes and pick…

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Chocolate Scorecard Rankings

What is your favourite brand of chocolate? How does it rank on the 2022 Chocolate…

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Remembering Rana Plaza

April 24th 2022 marks the ninth anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza building…

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2022 Chocolate Scorecard

The 2022 Chocolate Scorecard is out now! The biggest names in chocolate and cocoa have…

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Towards A Slavery-Free Easter

The first ACRATH Conversation for 2022 looked at the issue of slavery in the chocolate…

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Appeal for Ukraine

The war in Ukraine draws attention to the link between armed conflict and human trafficking….

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Uzbekistan Cotton Success

ACRATH members and supporters would know that ACRATH has been involved in the campaign to…

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Garment Worker’s Rights

For many years NGOs have been advocating for a living wage for garment workers. In…

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Actions for March

Have you ever wondered about the availability of ethical products in your area? Perhaps the…

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Against Forced Marriage

Megan Bourke, ACRATH’s forced marriage worker, has worked for years to try and prevent people…

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Eliminate Gender Violence

The United Nations 16 days of activism begins on 25th November and was declared to…

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Cocoa Slavery

Slavery has existed in the cocoa industry for centuries. In our time slavery in the…

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Action for Afghanistan

Likely Escalation of Human Trafficking in Afghanistan Want to take action to support people and…

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Debt Bondage in Mica Mining

It is highly likely that you own products that include mica as an ingredient. It…

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#SheWearstheCost

COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on women garment workers, who have lost jobs and…

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Day Against Child Labour

Almost one in ten of all children worldwide are in child labour. They are working…

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Fashion Supply Chains

On 24th April 2013  the eight-story Rana Plaza building outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, collapsed, killing more than 1,100 people…

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Easter Chocolate Scorecard

Make Easter 2021 a slavery-free Easter. The 2021 Easter Chocolate Scorecard is now available. Chocolate…

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Child Slaves vs Cocoa Companies

A federal class action lawsuit has been filed in the US Federal Court on behalf…

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Resources prepared by Talitha Kum
(The International Network Against Human Trafficking)

The Power of care – women, economy and human trafficking is the theme for the 8th world Day of Prayer and Reflection against human trafficking, on 8th of February, 2002.

The theme’s choice continues the previous year’s, where we began to reflect on the connection between the economy and human trafficking. The 2022 edition proposes to focus on women. They are, in fact,  the most affected by the violence of trafficking. At the same time, they have a fundamental and important role in the process of transforming the economy of exploitation into one of care.

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