Good and Bad News in Iowa’s Fight to End Trafficking

Trafficking in Persons (TIP) 20th anniversary report (Link to TIP report) For 20 years, the Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP Report) has demonstrated the United States’ conviction that human trafficking is a global threat necessitating a global response. Traffickers are denying nearly 40 million people their fundamental right to freedom, forcing them to live enslaved…

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2020 Legislative Victories, July 30 World Day Against Trafficking & Anti-Trafficking News

Governor signs two anti-trafficking bills The above photo was taken Monday, June 29 at the Hotel/Motel Employee Training Bill signing. Governor Reynolds signed HF 2259 and handed out 20 signing pens. As you can see, we had a great turnout from our NAHT board members, allies, and legislators. Iowa abolitionists owe thanks to Maggie Tinsman…

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Iowa Human Trafficking Bills Pass & NAHT Celebrates its 15th Anniversary

The Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery Celebrates 15th Anniversary Today, June 23, The Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery will celebrate its 15th anniversary! The Network was founded in 2005 and was Iowa’s first (and remains the only) statewide volunteer organization devoted exclusively to ending human trafficking in all forms. We are…

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NAHT Calls for You to Help – COVID-19 Continues to Play Into Traffickers’ Hands

NAHT calling for your help on #GivingTuesdayNow – May 5 In just four days, on May 5th, the #GivingTuesdayNow fundraising campaign will be launched. This is a global effort to promote donations to nonprofits such as NAHT. We hope to inspire you to go to our NAHT website at https://iowanaht.org/donate-now/ to make a donation between…

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Coronavirus Cancels/Postpones Human Trafficking Conferences, Iowa NAHT Sets 2020 Goals

Coronavirus health crisis cancels two conferences The coronavirus health crisis has regrettably resulted in the cancellation/postponement of three important anti-trafficking conferences/trainings. The Mercy College of Health Sciences’ Research Symposium on Child Trafficking was to take place on Monday, April 6. The 200 registered participants were informed this week that the symposium will not take place…

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2020 Outstanding Iowa Anti-Trafficking Service Awards

The Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery recently presented five 2020 Outstanding Iowa Anti-Trafficking Awards. The presentations took place last month at the Rotunda of the Iowa State Capitol Building in Des Moines, Iowa. I was honored to stand at the podium to read the tribute to each outstanding honoree. We partnered with Governor…

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February 2020 Trafficking News, Including 2 Iowa Conferences, 15 News Article Links, And Much More

Rotary recognized for Iowa anti-trafficking projects The Network was Iowa’s first, and remains the only, statewide volunteer organization devoted exclusively to ending trafficking in all its forms. The NAHT is a non-profit organization, totally dependent on your donations. The NAHT receives no state or federal funding. In 2019, the Network’s largest single donation came from…

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Anti-Trafficking and Slavery Day on the Hill – Update

Public Awareness Springboard The Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery has long advocated for Iowans to learn that this evil crime is an everyday occurrence in our own state. Declaring January 2020 as “Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month” served as a springboard for building public awareness. On Thursday, January 16th Governor…

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Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month Update

January 16th Governor’s Proclamation Signing for Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month This Thursday, January 16th at 11:00 AM, Governor Kim Reynolds will be signing the 2020 Proclamation declaring January as Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month. All anti-trafficking advocates and allies are encouraged to come to the rotunda of the…

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