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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November 2019 Anti-Trafficking News

Teresa Davidson of Iowa to Serve on New Federal Trafficking Council President Trump has appointed Teresa Davidson of Cedar Rapids to be a member of the Public-Private Partnership Advisory Council to End Human Trafficking. The NAHT is very pleased that Iowa will have a strong voice on the Council and we congratulate Teresa. Teresa is…

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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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