The Network Against Human Trafficking (NAHT) is an Iowa-based organization, which recognizes that the problem of human trafficking is a manifestation of modern day slavery where vulnerable people are forced or coerced into involuntary servitude for the purpose of financial profit for traffickers. And:
- A crime against the most basic human rights, it affects women, children and men.
- An underground activity about which there is limited information and knowledge.
- The result of complex issues with a global magnitude, involving social, economic, health, political and legal factors.
Coordinating Iowa’s solution to end human trafficking through coalition building, raising awareness, providing education, and promoting advocacy.
The members of the NAHT include individuals and organizations that share resources and communications to help the NAHT accomplish its mission. Many of the organizations provide or have expressed interest to provide services to victims of human trafficking, carry public awareness activities or simply want to express their opposition against modern-day slavery.
The organizational members of the NAHT are:
- University of Iowa, Center for Human Rights
- Iowa Civil Rights Commission
- Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking
- Iowa Department of Public Health
- Polaris Project
- Iowa Commission on the Status of Women
- Employee and Family Resources
- Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition
- The Body as an Ally
- Canterbury Christ Church
- Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa
- The HOLA Center
- Children and Families of Iowa
- Des Moines University
- The Salvation Army
- Domestic Abuse Intervention Project
- Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission
- Somali Child Concern
- Youth Shelter Services
- Youth Emergency Services and Shelter
- Des Moines Police Department
- Iowa Department of Human Services
- Mercy West Family Practice and Urgent Care
- Iowa Law enforcement Academy