November 11, 2016
ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans), the NGO that Sisters of Mercy in Australia work with to address the issue of trafficking, has announced that it will undertake 16 Days of action and reflection against gender violence, stopping to light a candle each day with a particular intention in mind.
Activities commence on the anniversary of the brutal assassination of three strong women activists in the Dominican Republic (25 November: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women), to the day the world marks as International Human Rights Day (10 December).
ACRATH's resources for the 16 Days can be accessed from their site here
Messages to: Anne Tormey rsm - President ACRATH