5th Annual Sex Trafficking Awareness Day
On January 21, Senator Jamilah Nasheed hosted the 5th Annual Sex Trafficking Awareness Day at the State Capitol to honor National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
World Affairs Council Rwanda Delegation Meeting
On January 30, the World Affairs Council hosted a 2-hour human trafficking discussion with a delegation of Rwanda government officials who were invited to St. Louis through the World Affairs Council’s International Visitor Leadership Program, which is part of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs. Its main objective is to develop professional relationships with emerging foreign leaders through short-term visits to the U.S. to better understand socio-economic and political issues in our country.
2020 Policy Series Part I: Healthcare and Legislation in MO & TX
On February 20, 2020, the Human Trafficking Collaborative Network (HTCN) at the Washington University Institute for Public Health (IPH) and the National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis (NCJW) held the first session for Advocacy Done Right: 2020 Policy Series on Human Trafficking and Human Rights at the Institute of Public Health.
Learn to Identify & Fight Trafficking (LIFT) Training
On February 22, 2020, the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) and Physicians Against the Trafficking of Humans (PATH) provided the Learn to Identify & Fight Trafficking (LIFT) training at the Institute of Public Health, Washington University. The Human Trafficking Collaborative Network was a local host to this nationally accredited half-a-day training. The training was attended approximately 50 professionals and students. This series highlighted the scope and reach of human trafficking in the U.S., equips participants to recognize the signs of trafficking, and provides connections to trustworthy local resources.
Post-Covid19 Anti-Trafficking Strategies Webinar Series Part I
On July 23, 2020, the Human Trafficking Collaborative Network (HTCN) collaborated with the United Nations Association (UNA-USA) of St. Louis and National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)-St. Louis and held a two-part webinars titled “Post-Covid19 Anti-Trafficking Strategies”. Part I “Global Perspectives on Trafficking in Persons Counter Measures” included the plans in mitigating the anticipated increase in numbers of vulnerable populations around the world as well as how supply side global networks will change during and in the post-Covid19 era.
Post-Covid19 Anti-Trafficking Strategies Webinar Series Part II
On July 30, 2020, the Human Trafficking Collaborative Network (HTCN) collaborated with the United Nations Association (UNA-USA) of St. Louis and National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)-St. Louis and held a two-part webinar series titled “Post-Covid19 Anti-Trafficking Strategies”. Part II “Virtual Town Hall with Missouri and Illinois Legislators” was an interactive session with three Missouri and Illinois legislators. Presenters first discussed their strategies to protect the increased numbers of vulnerable populations from human trafficking and their general responses to the impact of Covid19.