Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) is hosting its two-day national conference and will feature two outstanding speakers provide a global and Australian perspective on human trafficking:

  • Sr Gabriella Bottani smc, is the International Coordinator of Talitha Kum, and has been a member of the national coordination team since 2009. Talitha Kum is an anti-trafficking network of Catholic women’s and men’s religious orders. On 20 June 2019, Sr Gabriella was honoured as a Trafficking in Person (TIP) Report Hero by the then US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the US Department of State in Washington, DC. Sr Gabriella is based in Rome.
  • Laurie Berg is widely recognised as one of Australia’s leading legal researchers on migrant workers’ rights. She has conducted major international and national studies on migrant worker wage theft, exploitation and access to justice in Australia, and globally. Her 2016 book, Migrant Rights at Work, was the first on migrant workers’ rights in Australia. Prior to her academic appointment, Laurie held posts at Human Rights First in New York, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Washington DC and the Australian Red Cross in Sydney.

The conference will also include a Q & A session, facilitated spiritual reflection and discussion groups. The conference runs each day from noon to 3.30pm (AEDT) via zoom. Participants are encouraged to commit to attending the whole of each session on both days so as to benefit from the entire program.

Please note: Registration closes on Friday 11 February

Event Date

Tuesday 22 February 2022, 12.00pm
– Wednesday 23 February 2022, 3.30pm