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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January 16th Proclamation Signing and 2020 NAHT Legislative Priorities

The Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery thanks all of you for your support of our goal to end human trafficking in all its forms in Iowa. We wish you a joy filled and blessed holiday season and a Happy New Year, 2020. End of Year Request For Your Help Holiday greetings to our…

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Anti-Trafficking Iowa Posters, DVDs and Awareness Display Materials – For Your Use

Today’s blog post is different from most and serves as a resource for anti-trafficking Iowa information. The Iowa NAHT is committed to creating a state where every Iowan is aware of the signs of trafficking and knows when and how to report it. And this is where this issue of the blog post comes into…

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2 Upcoming Iowa Human Trafficking Trainings & Lots of Other News and Announcements

Thanks for your continued interest in this Iowa NAHT blog post. By reaching out, you’ve taken a big step toward joining the movement to end human trafficking in Iowa. The NAHT is deeply grateful. As you know from reading these blog posts, sex trafficking is a thriving criminal industry around the world and right here…

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Progress Reports on Iowa’s Fight to End Trafficking

There continues to be a lot of anti-trafficking news here in Iowa. Today’s blog post will help keep you up to date. If you have anti-trafficking news, events, trainings, meetings, or resources to share across Iowa, please send to gbelitsos55@gmail.com. 100+ Women Fund Iowa City War on Trafficking The NAHT Board of Directors gratefully accepted…

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Global News and World Day Against Trafficking In Persons

Tuesday, July 30th, is World Day against Trafficking in Persons The United Nations designated July 30th as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons to raise awareness of this devastating issue and to promote the protection of people’s basic human rights. Trafficking is modern day slavery, and this heinous crime is growing not only globally,…

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Funding Cuts and other June 2019 Human Trafficking News

Major Cuts in Iowa Funding for Human Trafficking Prevention and Survivor Services Gretchen Brown-Waech, Human Trafficking Coordinator for the Office of the Iowa Attorney General announced last week that they are anticipating significant cuts in the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding stream. Three years ago, 6 human trafficking programs received first time funding…

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Governor Signs Two More Anti-Trafficking Bills and Other Late May News

Anti-Trafficking Outreach Coordinator hired to focus on Labor Trafficking in Iowa Jessie Johnson has been hired as the Outreach Coordinator for the Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Service (TAPS) program with the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI). A native Iowan, Jessie has extensive experience with victim-centered advocacy and processes. Prior to joining the USCRI,…

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