Human trafficking event
As part of a new justice dreaming network set up in conjunction with a number of Catholic groups in WA a reflective session on Human Trafficking and Slavery was held in October, led by Nick Jarvis, a student on placement from Notre Dame University and Lucy van Kessel pbvm and coordinator of ACRATH in WA.
During the session our joint slavery footprint was examined and the impact of slavery on our lives. See http://slaveryfootprint.org/survey/#where_do_you_live
Prior to this input an inspiring talk was given by Cecilia Flores–Oebanda, a leading campaigner for almost two decades against modern-day slavery in the Philippines. Cecilia is the Executive Director of Visayan Forum Foundation. http://visayanforum.org/portal/
From both sessions we discussed ways of destroying human trafficking and slavery by:
LEARNING about human trafficking – globally and locally
PRAYING for victims of trafficking and for an end to this slavery
DEMANDING slave-free products. Buy fair trade when possible
ADVOCATING for state and federal legislation that protects victims.
For more information see: http://acrath.org.au/