Prostitution, traffiking and gender violence

Our Prostitution and Human trafficking Section works with victims of human trafficking and exploitation. Our first projects were set up in 1996 with our first mobile support units, drop-in centres, and linguistic-cultural mediators as part of the team. The Italian government accords the status of victim to anyone who is forced to carry out activities whose earnings are handed over to others. This is why CAT bases its approach to work on harm and risk reduction, as well as on guiding and delivering correct information to those who are being coerced or exploited. Prostitution is only one of the many aspects that characterize different ways to exploit human beings – including labour exploitation (construction, agriculture, catering, domestic and care work), forced begging and illegal activities (theft and drug dealing against third parties, forced and arranged marriages).