Posts Categorized: Situationen i Europeiska länder

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 »

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 »

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 »

This is how much prostitution cost the French society

Le Mouvement du Nid – France is a French organization working against prostitution. Along with the organization Pystel they have conducted a study called ProstCost to examine the economic and social costs of prostitution. The research concluded two estimates: 1. the number of prostitutes in France 2. a calculation of 29 economic posts that together… Read more »

Behind the Iron Curtain

The guest blogger of today is Ernst Adamsson Borg, a 22-year-old student attending the Europe Programme at Södertörn University in Sweden. He has an extensive interest in social issues, global as well as local. He frequently visits Germany, during his visits to the country he has seen the European prostitution and trafficking industry, which is… Read more »

#wedontbuyit, new legislation in Northern Ireland and End Demand Now in Scotland

Things are changing on the British Islands. The #wedontbuyit campaign in Ireland and Northern Ireland, new sex purchase legislation and, only yesterday, a new anti-prostitution campaign in Scotland. A campaign by the name #wedontbuyit  has been growing strong in the British Islands during the spring. With slogans such as “Prostitution we don’t buy it” and “most… Read more »

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

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 »

Trafficking and abuse of children in the English West Midlands

During the last few years, England has been shook by scandals regarding sexual abuse of children. A report from the West Midlands Police Department (see map here) now reveals that 488 children in the West Midlands were, or were in immediate danger of, being abused sexually during the first six months of 2014 alone. As… Read more »