Posts Tagged ‘trafficking’

27, Jul

Actively involved in the Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH), Presentation Sisters work in advocacy and with services to ensure that the rights and complex needs of people trafficked into Australia are met.  Human trafficking is a crime that exploits women, children and men for numerous purposes including forced labour and sex. Everyone […]

23, Feb

Much of the chocolate that finds its way into our shops and homes is made with cocoa from Cote d’Ivoire plantations that use trafficked children. They are kidnapped or their families are tricked, forced to work in the cocoa plantations from an early age, for long hours, in dangerous working conditions, without any possibility of […]

3, Feb

The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the International Union of Superiors General has designated February 8 as an annual day of prayer and awareness against human trafficking. February 8 is the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita, who was kidnapped as a child and sold into slavery in Sudan and Italy. Once Josephine […]

30, Jun

Writes Marco Ceccarelli in The Record, 29th May 2015 a Catholic publication Western Australia   The Catholic Church’s opposition to human trafficking is deeply rooted within its principles of social teaching. The Catechism of the Catholic Church clearly forbids “acts or enterprises that, for any reason, lead to the enslavement of human beings – to […]

27, Jan

Pope Francis named human trafficking as a crime against humanity. ACRATH (Australian Religious Against Human Trafficking) calls on all of us to pray, reflect and act on 8th February with others around the world. Download this reflection for the World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking   Human Trafficking is a crime […]

14, Nov

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. […]