COALESCE Project Publications
Read the Italian Mind the Gap report here or follow the project link below for more information and more country reports.
Read the survivor blog posts:
For more information on the COALESCE project and more publications, click here.
Best Practices in Programming for Child Victims of Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation
On the occasion of the International Day against Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Women and Children 2021, Child10 released the report on Best Practices in Programming for Child Victims of Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation.
The report gathers best practice examples from the Child10 2021 Awarded Member Organizations working directly with child victims and children at risk of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking throughout Europe. Associazione IROKO is very proud to be among the awarded members and to have contributed to this report.
Read the report in full.

20th May – 1st July 2021
Debunking ‘sex work’Conversations about prostitution

Iroko brings together survivors, experts and activists from around the world to talk about prostitution. Each conversation will focus on prostitution from a different angle, from its links with trafficking and pornography, to the language we use and the laws we need. 

Conversations will be in English, with simultaneous translation into Italian.

Join us on Zoom every Thursday from 20th May!

Go to our Facebook page @irokocharity for all of the details and to watch the video after each event!


On 18/10/20, to mark the EU Anti-Trafficking Day 2020, IROKO published this statement, entitled ‘End Demand to End Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation’.

In July 2020 we co-hosted a series of webinars entitled ‘Prostitution is Violence: Abolish the Oldest Oppression in the World’, alongside Resistenza Femminista. A key part of these webinars were the video contributions made by survivor activists, which you can watch on our Youtube channel:

Marie Merklinger
Rosen Hicher
Sandra Norak, alongside psychologist and activist Dr Ingeborg Kraus

We held an event entitled ‘Prostitution and Law‘ at the University of Turin on 7th March 2019, where Julie Bindel presented the Italian translation of her book The Pimping of Prostitution and Rachel Moran brought her experience as a survivor, activist and founder of SPACE International. You can watch video clips of their speeches below, or in this playlist on our Youtube channel

Julie Bindel on the ‘managed zone’ in the UK city of Leeds:

Julie Bindel jokes that there are no abolitionists in Italy:

Julie Bindel explains why Italy should not follow the example of Germany when it comes to legislation around prostitution:

Julie Bindel reflects on the idea of creating a prostitution ‘zone’ in Rome:

Rachel Moran tells us about the situation in Germany regarding prostitution:

Rachel Moran tries to explain the truth of the physical and psychological violence inherent to prostitution:


On 27th May 2018 we organised a convention on the sex industry and human trafficking at the Italian Parliament in Rome, where Julie Bindel, Ingeborg Kraus, Rachel Moran and Blessing Okoedion made speeches. The transcriptions of those speeches can be found in English and Italian below:


You can watch video clips of various speeches given during the conference in this playlist on our Youtube channel.