Tag: Human Trafficking

United Nations and ACRATH | 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 25th Nov – 10th Dec

November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and is also the first day of the United Nations global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign, and the Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH)’s own 16-days of activism campaign, which focuses on the trafficking of girls and women.   This… Continue Reading United Nations and ACRATH | 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 25th Nov – 10th Dec

The Record | Catholic Mission steps up campaign against human trafficking

  By Rachel Curry The powerful message that every person can make a difference in the fight against human trafficking has inspired more than 70 attendees at the second Is She Safe? gathering hosted by the Catholic Mission Perth Office. Held on Tuesday, 11 October to coincide with the International Day of the Girl-Child, the… Continue Reading The Record | Catholic Mission steps up campaign against human trafficking

Freedom Sunday 16 October — STOP THE TRAFFIK | UN Human Trafficking in Conflict Report

  This Sunday 16 October 2016 is Freedom Sunday, “a global day of worship, prayer and action on human trafficking,” organised by STOP THE TRAFFIK.   From STOP THE TRAFFIK: WHAT ARE FREEDOM DAYS? At the close of 2014 a number of world faith leaders including Argentine Rabbi Dr Abraham Skorka, Pope Francis, Archbishop Welby,… Continue Reading Freedom Sunday 16 October — STOP THE TRAFFIK | UN Human Trafficking in Conflict Report

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons | Saturday 30th July, 2016

The 30th of July 2016 marks the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, established by the United Nations in 2014 to raise awareness of human trafficking around the world, and to promote the protection of victims of trafficking.   From the UN website: Human trafficking is a crime that exploits women, children and men for… Continue Reading World Day Against Trafficking in Persons | Saturday 30th July, 2016

ACRATH | Human Trafficking: Sharing Women’s Stories from the Philippines | Sat, 25 June

I Have a Voice: Trafficked Women in their own words Over 500,000 Filipino women and children are trafficked for sexual exploitation every year. The lives of these survivors are forever impacted, and now we invite you to hear their stories. Marietta (Mayet) Latonio is a Filipino social worker, women’s advocate, researcher and Professor at the University of Southern Philippines… Continue Reading ACRATH | Human Trafficking: Sharing Women’s Stories from the Philippines | Sat, 25 June

Change.org petition update · One year after reprieve, Mary Jane still on death row

6 MAY 2016 — Supporters of Mary Jane Veloso gathered in thanksgiving both in her family’s home province of Nueva Ecija and in Manila to commemorate one year since Mary Jane was given a reprieve from execution by Indonesian President Joko Widodo. April 28 was spent inside the court for the qualified human trafficking case (with… Continue Reading Change.org petition update · One year after reprieve, Mary Jane still on death row

Happy Easter, from the Justice, Ecology and Development Office

  The Justice, Ecology and Development Office (JEDO) wishes you and your loved ones a happy and holy Easter.   As you enjoy your Easter chocolate this year, we encourage you to remember that much of that chocolate sold on Australian shelves is made using cocoa from plantations on the West Coast of Africa, where children… Continue Reading Happy Easter, from the Justice, Ecology and Development Office

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade – 25th March, 2016

  Friday 25th March marks the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. This day is honoured every year by the United Nations to remember those who, for over 400 years, suffered and died as victims of this tragic and brutal slavery system, and to raise awareness of the… Continue Reading International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade – 25th March, 2016

End Slavery in your School and Community this Easter – ACRATH

The Slavery-Free Easter Chocolate Campaign, a *coalition of social justice groups, is asking people to buy only chocolate that carries a label (FAIRTRADE, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ certified) showing that the cocoa beans used in the chocolate’s production has been sourced ethically, from farmers who engage in good labour practices. The International Labor Rights Forum… Continue Reading End Slavery in your School and Community this Easter – ACRATH

The Record » Take action to end human trafficking

Australians should not be indifferent to human trafficking and can take simple steps to combat this global injustice, according to a statement released this week by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. The Australian Catholic Bishops Commission for Pastoral Life (BCPL) and Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) are calling for a day of… Continue Reading The Record » Take action to end human trafficking

World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking on 8th February, Feast of St Bakhita

Monday 8th February is the Feast of St Josephine Bakhita, and has also been named as a World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking: The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) and Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) support His Holiness Pope Francis in declaring Sunday 8 February 2015, the Feast of… Continue Reading World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking on 8th February, Feast of St Bakhita

Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for October

  The Record – Book Review – Book gives sex-trafficked women a chance to be heard   Sister of Mercy Angela Reed PhD is hoping her ground-breaking book on the lives of 40 trafficked women in the Philippines sex trade will overturn widespread misconceptions about the insidious practice.   Her book, I Have a Voice: Trafficked… Continue Reading Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for October

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