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Modern Slavery

Catholic anti-slavery network members commended for achievements

Two members of the Australian Catholic Anti-slavery Network team have received a joint commendation for their achievements at the inaugural NSW Anti-slavery Forum.

Modern Slavery

New law to appoint Anti-Slavery Commissioner a ‘landmark moment’

The Australian Catholic Anti-Slavery Network has hailed the passage of legislation to appoint an Australian Anti-Slavery Commissioner.

Modern Slavery

Australians join survivor-centred global push to combat trafficking

A delegation of women involved in anti-trafficking in Oceania joined about 140 others at the Talitha Kum General Assembly in Rome to forge a five-year plan to combat modern slavery. Source: ACRATH.

In The Dioceses Modern Slavery

Brisbane parishes receive toolkit to help fight modern slavery

Brisbane parishes can now access a new anti-slavery toolkit to help break exploitation practices and raise awareness about the reality facing tens of thousands of people in Australia. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Modern Slavery South East Asia

Catholic politician suspected of human trafficking

Police in Indonesia’s Christian-majority East Nusa Tenggara province named a Catholic politician as a suspect in a human trafficking case that triggered protests from rights activists and Church groups. Source: UCA News.

Modern Slavery

Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong hosts modern slavery forum 

Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong has co-hosted a landmark business forum to build awareness with organisations about the risk of modern slavery. Source: ACAN.

Easter Modern Slavery

Finding ethical sweet spot when buying chocolate this Easter

Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans is encouraging Australians to be responsible “indulgers” when buying or eating chocolate this Easter as part of its Indulge Responsibly Easter campaign. Source: Pathways.

Modern Slavery Politics

ACAN advocacy wins bipartisan support for slavery survivors 

Advocates for the Australian Catholic Anti-slavery Network have won key amendments to Commonwealth legislation to give victim-survivors a voice in the national response to modern slavery.

Modern Slavery Reflection

‘Survivor voices’  follow in the footsteps of St Josephine Bakhita

The life of the slavery survivor who became a saint is a model for improving the lives of modern slavery victims, writes Moe Turaga. Source: Australian Catholic Anti-slavery Network.