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International Women's Day 2017

“I raise up my voice – not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard.”

- Malala Yousafzai, Speech to the United Nations UN Youth Takeover 2013

 

This year’s International Women’s Day is all about the ground-breaking action undertaken by people around the world to create change for women. It is about the connection and collaboration between all of us, regardless of gender, to create a global environment that allows women and girls to unlock their powerful potential.

 

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Hidden from View: Slavery in the home

Domestic Servitude - Research Note by Anti-Slavery Australia

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Visas for Trafficked People - Policy Paper by Anti-Slavery Australia

It is important for survivors of human trafficking and slavery to be supported by an effective visa framework. This paper puts forward the recommendations of Anti-Slavery Australia for amendments to the current trafficking visa framework.

The paper sets out the current scheme, which was amended in 2015 to reduce stigma towards trafficked and enslaved people and to facilitate better support. ASA recognises the value of these improvements, but recommends further change.

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Report on Establishing a National Compensation Scheme for Victims of Commonwealth Crime

A new report by Anti-Slavery Australia and the Law Council of Australia makes a compelling case for the establishment of a national compensation scheme for survivors of human trafficking, slavery and slavery-like practices.

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The case for a National Compensation Scheme - Policy Paper by Anti-Slavery Australia


Anti-Slavery Australia has released a policy position paper advocating for the establishment of a national compensation scheme, to ensure that victims of  human trafficking, slavery and slavery-like practices have access to a consistent and effective pathway to compensation.


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