Tag Archive: National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Mercy College Signs Proclamation for Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month

February 9, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa, January 14, 2021 — Mercy College of Health Sciences President, Dr. Douglas J. Fiore, signed the Mercy College of Health Sciences Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month proclamation via a virtual signing ceremony.

As verified by Dr. George Belitsos, Chairperson of Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery, Mercy College is the first and only college in Iowa’s history to have made such a proclamation.

As a ministry of the Catholic Church, Mercy College strives to improve the care for those who are impoverished and vulnerable. The goal of the proclamation is to draw awareness to the continued fight against human trafficking.

Alongside President Fiore was Dr. Nancy Kertz, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Dr. Joe Moravec, Mercy College Professor of Religion and Philosophy and Executive Board of Director of the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery.

As a national leader in health sciences education, Mercy College will continue to educate and bring awareness to this initiative in combating human trafficking both state and nation-wide. View official proclamation.

About Mercy College of Health Sciences

Mercy College of Health Sciences is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Located in downtown Des Moines, Mercy College prepares graduates for service and leadership in the healthcare community with a wide range of bachelor, associate, and certificate programs. Visit www.mchs.edu or call (515) 643-3180 to learn how you can start your Charting Your Course.

View the original press release at Mercy College of Health and Sciences

SITE Continues To Support ECPAT-USA to Help End Human Trafficking

January 28, 2019

As January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, SITE has renewed its commitment to support ECPAT-USA by using its channels of communication and events to inform and educate members, suppliers and customers about this critical issue of identifying and stopping human trafficking and encouraging their support for ECPAT’s work around the globe.

To that end, SITE will help get the word out about ECPAT-USA’s specialized training for those in the travel industry in how to identify and stop human trafficking.

The specialized training entitled, Preventing & Responding to Human Trafficking and the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children – An E-Learning by ECPAT-USA will reinforce ECPAT-USA’s continuing commitment to the mission of protecting every child’s right to grow up free from the fear of exploitation.

The 25-minute online training developed by ECPAT-USA, with the input of a committee of travel professionals, addresses the issue of human trafficking and discusses the intersections between human trafficking and the travel industry. It is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French. 


To read the full announcement on site: Click Here