IROKO ONLUS was founded in November 1998 with the principal aim of protecting and improving the conditions of life of immigrants and non-immigrants with a strong social and economic disadvantage. This task became, from the very beginning of the activities of the Organization, a dedication to furnish direct services to victims of trafficking and violence. IROKO started therefore by providing shelters and economic assistance to victims of trafficking brought into Italy and exploited in prostitution, as well as general assistance and cultural mediation with immigrants generally. Activities later concentrated mainly on continued assistance to victims of trafficking and violence and services provided include: shelters, legal advice, psychological counselling and sustenance, cultural mediation, orientation for employment insertion, vocational training and assistance to victims in searching for employment and housing, Italian language courses and the creation of employment possibilities.