Make your Easter chocolate slavery free this year with the help of ACRATH and STOP THE TRAFFIK’s Good Egg Guide

Easter is almost upon us, and many people will already be buying chocolate eggs to gift to their family and friends on Easter Sunday. Before you make any purchases, it is worth considering whether the eggs you are buying this year are slavery-free.


Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) and STOP THE TRAFFIK are both running campaigns to encourage Australians to opt for slavery-free Easter chocolate, because a lot of the chocolate currently sold on Australian shelves is not.


Presently children as young as 12 years old are picking cocoa in West Africa to make the chocolate we eat. Some of these children are trafficked.  Most are forced to pick cocoa from an early age for minimal or no wages, for long hours, in dangerous working conditions, without any possibility of attending school.  Most of these children have never tasted chocolate.

ACRATH, Slavery-free Easter Chocolate


Below are some simple actions and resources from ACRATH and STOP THE TRAFFIK that can help you and others buy slavery-free chocolate this Easter, and if you would like to know more, please have a look at their websites.



Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans:



  • Find slavery-free chocolate by using Stop The Traffik’s online, interactive ‘Good Egg Guide’ for 2017

  • When you find supermarkets that stock slavery-free chocolate, add it to the guide online

  • Read the report, ‘A Matter of Taste,’ which examines what the six big chocolate companies and three certifiers are doing to contribute to ending human trafficking and child labour in the cocoa farms of West Africa

  • More information and resources can be found at the STOP THE TRAFFIK website









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