The Committee for the Civil Rights of Prostitutes (Comitato) is a non-profit association that was founded in 1982 by sex workers. Its main objective is to provide assistance to prostitutes. Comitato organises campaigns to raise awareness of the dignity and rights of sex workers as well as vocational training courses for the empowerment of women prostitutes and the improvement of their lives. Since 1986, the Comitato’s members have produced information campaigns on AIDS and on harm reduction aimed at sex workers. In 1995, it started assisting trafficked persons by promoting self-emancipation. It funds its activities with donations from local, national, and EU institutions.