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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Update on Massage Ordinances

My blog posting on June 12th: Massage Ordinances and Sex Trafficking, was a call to action to the Network Against Human Trafficking allies to approach local city councils to adopt massage business ordinances in order to fight sex trafficking. We have already heard from allies in Ames, the Quad Cities, Sioux City, Des Moines, and…

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Reflections on the Worldwide Struggle to Eradicate Modern Day Slavery

Greetings to our Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking blog subscribers. I recently returned from the Rotary International Convention held in Atlanta, Georgia. There were 37,000 convention-goers from nearly 60 countries. This was my first Rotary International Convention. I was motivated to attend due to the rapidly growing interest by Rotarians worldwide in joining the fight…

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Massage Ordinances and Sex Trafficking

The Iowa NAHT Board of Directors is urging local anti-trafficking coalitions and regional groups to encourage, and local cities to pass, ordinances to crack down on human trafficking and prostitution in some of Iowa’s massage parlors. This call to action is prompted by the May 10th signing of a legislative bill, SF445, which repeals Iowa…

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Vicarious Trauma, Faith-Based Partnerships

Greetings to the Iowa NAHT Blog subscribers The following content was drawn from the National Human Trafficking Hotline monthly newsletter. For more information, please call the hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or visit the hotline at humantraffickinghotline.org. Vicarious Trauma Toolkit The Office for Victims of Crime, along with Northeastern University’s Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice…

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OK200: “We Ride So They Can Be Free”

Greetings to the 954 blog subscribers to the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking. We have been anxious to tell you about one of the many Network allies. What this group of Iowan’s has accomplished and contributed to the fight against human trafficking is indeed amazing. Here is their story: In 2011, a ridiculous 200 mile…

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“See Me” Posters

Greetings to our blog subscribers from the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking. You might recall that during Slavery and Anti-Human Trafficking Awareness month last January, Braking Traffik released a series of posters that we have made available to you online and by mail. These See Me posters have been distributed statewide at Casey’s stores. These…

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Three Things to Share

Great news to share! Ankeny Anti-Human Trafficking Training There was a training in Ankeny last weekend with 105 in attendance. Here’s a brief summary, written by Brenda Long: “On Feb 25, 2017, Heartland Church in Ankeny, IA opened its doors to Brenda Long and the team at Garden Gate Ranch* to host a panel discussion…

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