January 2019 Anti-Trafficking major events and trainings

January 17th Governor’s proclamation signing for Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month It’s my privilege to write to you at the start of 2019 and to announce major events to launch Iowa’s observance of “Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month”. Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. Iowans used to think of slavery…

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Invitation to Governor’s 2019 Proclamation Signing and Recent Iowa Anti-Trafficking News

Thursday, January 17th, 11:00 am Governor’s Proclamation Signing declaring Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month Holiday greetings to Iowa NAHT subscribers, We invite you to join us on Thursday, January 17th at 11:00 AM in the rotunda of the State Capitol Building in Des Moines for Governor Kim Reynold’s signing of a proclamation…

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Get ready for #Giving Tuesday

Join us in the spirit of giving next week. After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we’ll be celebrating #Giving Tuesday. This year on the global day of giving, we’re raising $5,000. That money will be used to help fund printing and public education for the celebration of January as Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention and…

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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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October Training Opportunities and Lectures

Anti-Human Trafficking Full Day Training On Saturday October 20th, 2018, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, there will be a free full-day conference in Norwalk, IA. Garden Gate Ranch is hosting the anti-human trafficking training event. Presenters/Topics will include: Chief David Lorenzen – DOT – The issue in Iowa, law enforcement perspective, Truckers Against Trafficking…

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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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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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