Human Trafficking and Slavery
Content on this page includes updates mostly from (though not limited to) ACRATH, which stands for Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans, endorsed by Catholic Religious Australia.
ACRATH is committed to working together towards the elimination of human trafficking in Australia, the Asia Pacific region, and globally. To find more detailed and up-to-date news, information and resources on human trafficking, visit acrath.org.au.
Join ACRATH in celebrating the Feast of St Josephine Bakhita on 8 February 2017, the day Pope Francis has designated the world day of prayer, reflection and action against human trafficking.
Christine Carolan and and Sr Noelene Simmons sm of Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) have written a paper for the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC).
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. Find ways to join this campaign with ACRATH or Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans.
In his address to the United Nations in New York last year, Pope Francis reiterated that we have a "moral imperative to combat human trafficking, a true crime against humanity". What can we do in our own small way to mark this day and take action against human trafficking?
Angela Reed rsm delivered a joint statement by the Sisters of Mercy and Good Shepherd Sisters on 15 June at the 32nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, reports Mercy World.