Hotel/Motel “Training of Trainers”

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS March 8, 2018 Governor Kim Reynolds helped the Iowa NAHT to kick off the statewide Iowa Hotel/Motel Employee Training Project last September. Since then, three “Training of Trainers” sessions have been held in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Waterloo. Seventy-five volunteers have completed the training, and are now providing hotel/motel employee training….

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Anti-Human Trafficking News and Resources

There is a lot of anti-trafficking activity and progress being made across Iowa. Today’s blog post is only a snippet of activity and new resources available. The DPS Office to Combat Human Trafficking has issued its 2017 annual report. They included some statistics in the annual report, from the national hotline and from Iowa law…

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Major upcoming Anti-Trafficking events, training, and reports

Proclamation signing for slavery and human trafficking prevention and awareness month Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. Iowans used to think of slavery as a barbaric practice of the past but more of us are now realizing that the practice of enslaving human beings as property still exist in our country and in our state. Globally,…

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2018 Anti-Trafficking Legislative Agenda

The 2018 Iowa Legislature gaveled in on Monday, January 8th and the Iowa Network and its allies are preparing to educate Iowa legislators about needed anti-trafficking legislation. All blog post subscribers, anti-trafficking coalitions and local city task forces are invited to join the NAHT for our Anti-Trafficking Day on the Hill at the State Capitol…

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January Proclamation of Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness month

January 2018 is upon us and the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery is asking all allies to take local action to fight and one day end trafficking in Iowa. On Wednesday, January 17th, Governor Kim Reynolds will be declaring January as Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month. We invite you to…

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Proclamation Signing on the Hill and NAHT Strategic Plan Progress

Wednesday, January 17th, 10:30am Proclamation Signing declaring Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month Holiday greetings to Iowa NAHT blog subscribers. Worldwide there are at least 40 million people trafficked and enslaved. One in four of these exploited and abused souls are under age 18. According to the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report, issued…

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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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