Posts Categorized: Sexhandel och trafficking i Europa

RealStars visits Finland – a country that carried out a law of compromise

RealStars continiues the mission to meet organisations in other EU countries and share our work in supporting the swedish law on prostitution and our message about Fair Sex. And the most recently is our meetings with organisations from Finland where there’s an interest in new efforts since the backlash in the work against sex trade. RealStars education in hotels and… Read more »

Strategies for reducing demand in Germany, The Netherlands and Sweden

Last year the European Commission released a report regarding human trafficking for sexual purposes. Part of the report focuses on strategies for reducing the demand for human trafficking for sexual purposes. RealStars volonteer, Gabriella Wolfe, has read the report. The report studies two different methods for reducing demand; the decriminalising of pimping and the criminalising… Read more »

RealStars is growing and mobilizing for Fair sex against trafficking 2017

RealStars is looking back at a year full of action where we take many challenges in society. We give impression in schools, among companies, and on EU – level. We are taking new efforts 2017 in order to get more people to join us for a Europé free from trafficking. 2016, a year with overtrow and a great… Read more »

Myths about prostitution

From time to time, RealStars is invited to schools to hold presentations and lectures in order to inform and talk about Fair Sex. During these lectures we often receive questions regarding prostitution — sometimes about the myths surrounding ”sex work,” or about the right to ones own body. Kajsa Ekis Ekman has written an article… Read more »

Open letter to Alexander Bard regarding Hotel against trafficking

Dear Alexander Bard, I saw on Twitter that you had highlighted Realstars’ campaign against trafficking in the hotel sector. That made me very glad. I also saw that you didn’t understand what “sexual politics” had to do with hotel accommodation. That didn’t make me so glad, but I was not surprised, because many are not… Read more »

Inspiration, dialogue for change at Anna Lindh MedForum 2016

After some intensive days in Malta it’s time to try to summarise the Anna Lindh Mediterranean Forum 2016. At its centre are intercultural dialogue, openness and creating new stories and counterforces to violence, discrimination and extremism which are such topical issues today. As the representative for Realstars I was one of around 500 people who gathered… Read more »

Amsterdam renowned for sex tourism — but more clearly prohibits sex purchase from children than Sweden

The legal prostitution has rendered Amsterdam a trafficking magnet. Many fall victim to crime and a new prostitution legislation is being discussed. In recent years, several people have been charged with sex purchase from underaged. However, a sex purchase act is still far away. Realstars has previously visited Holland, in our work to create interchange… Read more »

Europol raises concerns about the increasing human trafficking in Europe

In February, Europol issued a report investigating the state of human trafficking in the EU. The report shows that the trafficking of children and adults for the purpose of sexual exploitation increased between 2013 and 2014, and the situation is expected to become worse. Sexual exploitation is the most reported form of trafficking in Europe…. Read more »

European cooperation tools for a more humane and mindful reception of incoming refugees

RealStars would like to tip you off about an interesting article highlighting the importance of having the tools to work proactively and in a structured manner to prevent the exploitation of the already vulnerable groups in today’s refugee disaster. Europe is facing and will continue to face huge challenges in developing our societies so that… Read more »