Community news - 9 December

Written on the 9 December 2020 by SAFCA

Modern Slavery in SA

For the 2020 International Day of Human Rights please join the Rights Resource Network SA at their free online event:

Rights Resource Network SA Presents Time for a Human Rights Framework for South Australia? Thursday 10th Decemeber 2020.

This Thursday from 10am-3pm the Rights Resource Network SA is hosting a free online panel event discussing Human Rights in South Australia.

As part of this event, there will be a workshop discussing modern slavery and human rights in South Australia.

This session is a reminder that any form of modern slavery is a breach of human rights, as pointed out in article 4 of the of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

'No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.'

Yet, 70 years later, various forms of slavery and slavery-like practices have been identified as occurring in SA such as forced marriage, forced labour and servitude.

After the 2019 report on modern slavery in South Australia, slavery and slavery-like practices are less marginal issues than before in this state. Yet, they are still taking place, and in many cases with impunity: the Australian Institute of Criminology stated in 2019 that for each identified victim, at least 4 will be never identified.

Our Director of the WWC Abbey Kendall will be joining as a panelist, with a line up of speakers including:

  • Natalie Wade (from the Working Women's Centre Management Committee) & Equality Lawyers, will be speaking about Disability Rights
  • Umes Acharya from Adelaide Young Christian Workers - YCW
  • Dr Katherine Christ & Dr Nerida Chazal from University of South Australia
  • Professor Marinella Marmo & Alexandra Baxter from Flinders University
  • Christine Carolan from ACRATH


Download the flyer here




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