Italy is a destination, transit, and source country for migrants subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor, and unaccompanied minors are especially at risk.
Glauco Iermano and his organization Dedalus Social Cooperative in Naples have supported more than 4000 unaccompanied minors in Italy over the last ten years. Today the Dedalus youth center welcomes 30-40 children and youth every day, many whom are able to get access to higher education or employment due to the help they receive. By focusing on the integration of young migrants, Glauco wants to create a narrative were children arriving in Italy are seen as contributors, and not as threats. Under the leadership and commitment of Glauco, children and youth are guided towards a path of legality, inclusion and opportunity, protecting them from the risk of being trafficked or exploited.