Australian Ambassador to the Holy See, Chiara Porro has this month joined with Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans Executive Officer Christine Carolan in promoting the launch of its 16 Days of Activism campaign, which focusses on women migrant workers vulnerable to exploitation.
Commencing Monday 4 September, ACRATH delegates worked to engage with members of Parliament to bring attention to pressing issues surrounding human trafficking and modern slavery, and advocate for systemic change.
Catholic school students from across Australia have contributed to a video they hope will influence other young people to act and help eradicate forced labour from the production of chocolate, clothing and technology.
More than 100 members and supporters of the WA ACRATH community have last month come together, raising some $6000 towards supporting those affected by modern slavery.
Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking of Human’s Heather McNaught explains that child labour, forced labour, and unsafe work environments are ongoing issues in the quest for cocoa for chocolate production.
The Catholic Archdiocese of Perth and Catholic Education Western Australia have last month gathered to jointly launch their respective Modern Slavery Statements.
Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) launched its annual appeal on 30 July 2021 intending to restore dignity and bring hope to people who have been trafficked or enslaved.