We Need Your Help

Dear blog post friends, we need your help. The Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery has spent the last 11 years opening Iowan’s eyes to the true magnitude of the sex and labor trafficking industries and how they operate in our state. The Network recently reported to you that on November 17th, 2017, an…

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Anti-Human-Trafficking News

There is a lot of activity and progress being made across Iowa. Today’s blog post is only a snippet of activity and there is much more underway. Here is a table of contents. Hotel/Motel Project Volunteer Training Opportunities Iowa Man gets life for trafficking children Anti-labor traffic holiday shopping City councils in Sioux City and…

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Human Trafficking in the News

Greetings from the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery. As a followup to the Labor Trafficking in Iowa article posted on October 26 the following are four news items and one labor trafficking training opportunity. News Items http://www.kcci.com/article/feds-shut-down-iowa-trucking-company-tied-to-smuggling-case/12837292 http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/16/558198196/texas-truck-driver-pleads-guilty-to-smuggling-deaths-of-ten-undocumented-immigra http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagelatest/workers-in-drug-rehab-program-sue-say-they-were-virtual/article_695ad629-51b6-5147-9fb0-519b3b13e96f.html http://www.kcci.com/article/fbi-operation-snares-120-sex-traffickers-saves-84-children/13050663 Labor Trafficking Opportunity LABOR TRAFFICKING WORKSHOP NOVEMBER 9 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00…

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Labor Trafficking in Iowa

Introduction Many thanks to Michael Staebell for submitting the following article entitled Labor Trafficking in Iowa. As an expert on labor trafficking, Mr. Staebell has consulted with the Iowa NAHT Board of Directors and subsequently agreed to write this summary of our discussions. He will also be speaking at the October 30th Freedom in Action…

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Johnston Massage Therapy Ordinance Helps Stops Sex Trafficking

This past June, the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery asked Iowa’s anti-trafficking coalitions and advocates to urge their local city councils to adopt ordinances to crack down on human trafficking taking place in some of Iowa’s massage therapy businesses. This Network call to action was due to a recognition both nationally and here…

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Important and Timely Topics

Successful first hotel motel training of trainers Thanks to the three Nebraska trainers from the Coalition on Human Trafficking and the 31 Central Iowa volunteers who participated in the 3-hour inaugural training. The training of trainers was completed on September 13th, 2017. The newly trained teams composed of ambassadors and trainers are now contacting Hotel…

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Call for Volunteer Hotel/Motel Education Trainers

Today the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery is putting out a call for volunteers to be trained to conduct an educational program for hotel/motel employees. We have partnered with the Nebraska Coalition on Human Trafficking, Inc., for this statewide project. The Coalition is sending three trainers and providing the hotel project training materials….

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Siouxland and Set Free Dubuque Resources

The Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery is the primary statewide advocate for the expansion and improvement of direct services to survivors. We have a list of service providers on the Network website under Resources. Here is the link: https://iowanaht.org/resources/. We are in the process of updating the Resource section of the website. If…

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