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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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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