Join ACRATH and international community for 16 days of activism against gender-based violence
ACRATH begins the 16 Days campaign on 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and it concludes on 10th December, International Human Rights Day.
Human trafficking is one of the greatest examples of violence against women and girls. Human trafficking is a $150 billion global industry – and growing. Millions of women and girls are forced to work in terrible conditions for little pay and no chance of an education and many are forced to marry.
To assist communities, workplaces, parishes and schools to take part in the 16 Days Campaign ACRATH has stories to tell and events to attend.
• 16 Days of Stories. Read each day about a person or project working to combat human trafficking. You might know one of them!
• On December 2 at 2pm join ACRATH’s webinar to learn more about the history of slavery in Australia. Emelda Davis, Chairwoman of the Australian South Sea Islander Association will share the history of ‘blackbirding’ in Australia and its impact today.
• On December 10 join with others from around the world and be part of ACRATH’s zoom reflection/prayer gathering.
• Download and use the 16 Days resources from ACRATH’s website at https://acrath.org.au/take-action/16-days/
NOTE: Zoom links for all events and resources will be available from 28th October 2020 at https://acrath.org.au/take-action/16-days/