Realstars möter Proaktiva anti-traffickinginitiativ i Rumänie

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n Rumänien är ett av de länder starkt förknippas med människohandel både som ett rekryteringsland och transitland, därtill med omfattande sexturism och trafficking inom landet. Realstars har tidigare besökt och haft erfarenhetsutbyte med organisationer i Holland, Frankrike, England och Tyskland och nu även med organisationer i Rumänen. Jag får berättat för mig att 4 miljoner… Read more »

An afternoon filled with knowledge, strategies and methods for Fair Sex

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  Our exciting event at Frilagret in Gothenburg on April 23 turned out to be a great success. Around 80 people showed up to listen to interesting lectures and panel discussions, view art and talk about the issues at hand. The topics discussed ranged from internet to young people and Fair Sex – sex on… Read more »

St Eriksgymnasium and discussions at the Stockholm UN Association

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During week 16 Realstars visited music, art and drama students at St Eriksgymnasiet (the St Erik high school) to hold lectures and workshops focusing on sex trafficking and Fair Sex. On March 25, the International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, RealStars was also invited by the UN Association… Read more »

US Minister of Justice condemns purchase of sex among employees

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On the 10th of April, the Washington Post writes about the US Minister of Justice’s, Eric Holder, standpoint of condemning the act of purchasing sex. RealStars welcomes this important position of the Minister of Justice. It goes hand-in-hand with RealStar’s work within Business against trafficking, where organizations are taking social responsibilities against human trafficking. Holder… Read more »

France – a few more steps to go before the realisation of a Sex Purchase Act

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On March 31 the French Senate voted on whether or not the country should impose a Sex Purchase Act similar to the Swedish model. The bill was however rejected by the Senate and has now been sent back to the National Administration Office for amendment. The Act would imply a shift where purchasing as opposed… Read more »

RealStars participated at Angered high school’s day of equal treatment

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RealStars participated at Angered high school’s Day of equal treatment on the 24th of March. The school celebrated 10 years of arranging this day, a very successful day with interesting discussions and meaningful meetings. During this day, all students in their first year of studies at Angered high school had the opportunity to meet different… Read more »

RealStars have read the latest report on prostitution in Sweden

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Länsstyrelsen in Stockholm recently released the report Prostitution in Sweden 2014 – A mapping of magnitude. We have read it and can once again conclude that prostitution and human trafficking are closely linked issues. More active and preventing work that works against sex purchases is also needed. The knowledge gaps that are highlighted in the… Read more »

RealStars attended human trafficking conference

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On March 23-24 Realstars participated in a human trafficking conference arranged by the Stockholm Provincial Office. The initiative gave rise to many interesting discussions involving both civil society organisations as well as decision-makers. Overall, it is clear that it will take comprehensive collaboration on multiple levels, especially between organisations and authorities, in order to give… Read more »

RealStars at the “Meg-days”

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On March 5-6 Realstars participated in the “Meg-days” at Svenska Mässan (the Swedish fair). This was an excellent opportunity for us to make visible our organisation and network with other participants.   “Meg is a forum for political debate in regards to media and media development. It is a meeting place for decision-makers and well-established… Read more »

Ensuring Victims of Human Trafficking Get the Support They Deserve

Human trafficking, including trafficking for sexual purposes, continues to grow and countering this threat requires the attention of all relevant government agencies to ensure that the victims are protected and receive the support and care they deserve. This blog post is a summary reflection, by one of our dedicated volunteers Samuel Maher, around the main… Read more »