November 2018 Anti-Slavery Iowa News

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. We need your support! #GivingTuesdayWe at the Iowa NAHT are so grateful for the support…

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Iowa school bus drivers to be trained to be on the lookout for human 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. Iowa will become the nation’s first state to require training about human trafficking for its…

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August 2018 Anti-Trafficking News

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. The Iowa Attorney General’s office has announced the appointment of Gretchen Brown-Waech as their new…

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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is 30 July

Greetings to the followers of the Iowa NAHT blog. There are five news and resource items in today’s post. Each has its own heading and valuable information. As allies and anti-trafficking advocates, we each have a joint responsibility to end this obnoxious crime of modern day slavery once and for all. The 2018 World Day…

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Freedom Drivers Project at the Iowa State Fair

The Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery wishes to once again pay tribute to and thank the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) for its exceptional efforts to fight both labor and sex trafficking. You may recall that my blog post before last carried a story about the Iowa Department of Transportation’s launch of a…

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Identifying Best Practices and Barriers of Human Trafficking Victim Services within the State of Iowa

A very important labor and sex trafficking study was released on May 21st, 2018, and I want to share it with our blog followers. I have attached a copy of this important survivor service research project that was just released by Dr. Taylor Houston and the Research, Evaluation, and Best Practices Standards Committee of the…

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Spring 2018 Anti-Trafficking News

There continues to be a lot of anti-trafficking news both here in Iowa and around the country. Today’s blog post will help to 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. Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids is the first hospital…

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Two Successful Anti-Trafficking Events Demonstrate Progress in Iowa

All of Iowa’s anti-trafficking advocates should be encouraged by two recent major events that demonstrate many more Iowans are seriously on the move to eradicate human trafficking and slavery in our state. The first major event is the Iowa Human Trafficking Summit. This conference was held on April 18th and 19th, 2018, and attended by…

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