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:
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: