Progetto Integrazione Accoglienza Migranti (PIAM) co-founder, Inyang Okokon, was trafficked to Turin from Nigeria in 1999. PIAM is an antitrafficking organization that supports trafficking survivors, and is based in Asti in Italy. Okokon estimates that there are around 700-1,000 sex trafficking victims who need help in the Asti region of Italy. “Everyone talks about the problems of trafficking, but there is no discussion on what happens after a girl is trafficked,” says Okokon. Many trafficking survivors struggle with mental trauma, social exclusion, poverty, and physical ailments that sometimes limit their ability to earn a living and reintegrate into the community.
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