Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery

Greetings to the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery blog post subscribers. Yes, you read this correctly, the Network Board of Directors voted to add and Slavery to our name. The reasons behind this were discussed in the following blog post. https://iowanaht.org/reflections-on-the-worldwide-struggle-to-eradicate-modern-day-slavery/ There has been a flurry of news about Human Trafficking across Iowa…

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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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Teresa Davidson

I want to tell you about one of our Network Board members and her devotion to fighting trafficking. Teresa Davidson, ARNP, MSN, MA, is a great asset to the Board of Directors of the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking. Teresa will soon be completing the required coursework to become a S.A.N.E. nurse this month (Sexual…

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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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Ashton Kutcher to Receive Award

Greetings from the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking. Most of you have probably heard of Ashton Kutcher, an Iowa native who is a TV and movie personality. What you may not know is that Ashton is co-founder of Thorn, Digital Defender of Children. He has been a leader in the worldwide fight against human trafficking….

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