The campaign calls us to work together to stop the trafficking of girls and women, which is an extreme form of violence. Many face forced labour in hazardous conditions with no chance of an education and no chance to escape from a cycle of poverty.
There are many simple ways to be part of this campaign. The complete list of resources and campaign actions are available at acrath.org.au/16days and includes:
§ A 16 days campaign poster click here
§ A reflection sheet to print off with an activity to mark each of the 16 days of the campaign. You can light a candle each day and remember one woman click here
§ A range of school resources including information, actions, reflections and prayers click here
§ Prayers and an anti-trafficking reflection service for your community, school or parish click here
§ A parish notice to alert people to the campaign. This can also be used in work and school news bulletins click here
§ A range of reading material about the 16 days campaign and other related campaigns and what NGOs and other organisations doing click here
§ What you can do to improve supply chains of products produced around the world. click here
ACRATH are keen to hear what you are doing to mark the campaign and what resources you find useful. Please contact Rosie, an ACRATH worker, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any news or if you would like more information.
Adapted by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications.