Posts Categorized: Trafficking

What I witnessed was probably trafficking

RealStar’s volunteer Elin Weiss writes about her experience of seeing trafficking and what you can do about it.  Before and during the summer I have seen a number of articles discussing and describing trafficking, sex trade and child marriage. I have read pieces concerning the difficulties of controlling and stopping child marriage, about people dying… Read more »

SEX WITHOUT CONSENT ISN’T SEX

Prostitution is often spoken about as if it were the first, actual profession. Something that was formed in ancient societies, perhaps on the streets of Mesopotamia. It is portrayed as a quick and easy exchange of money, the natural interplay between demand and supply. For what seems more natural than to sell what one already… Read more »

MOVIE REVIEW: THE APOLOGY

Reporting from the annual Gothenburg Film Festival, Robert Schenck has seen and reviewed the renowned movie The Apology – a movie depicting the reality of estimated 200,000 women and girls in eastern Asia during the second world war. These women, captured by the Japanese army who at the time had occupied several countries in eastern… Read more »

Zanna Tvilling from the Stockholm Police Prostitution Group about the work that can save lives

Zanna Tvilling, police assistant at the Stockholm Police Department, often comes in contact with victims and perpetrators in her work to prevent prostitution and trafficking. Here, she talks about the Prostitution Group’s four main objectives. Identify and arrest persons who buy sex We actively work using Swedish legislation against purchasing sexual favors to prosecute men… Read more »

The second KICK-OFF for volunteers this year

On Ascension Day last week a group of enthusiastic volunteers met for the second KICK-OFF of the year in Stockholm. This time Berns sponsored our meeting and provided us with a suite and refreshments. Berns, Stockholm, participates in Hotels Against Trafficking. There were lively discussions and intriguing questions debated. How can the city of Stockholm… Read more »

Five things everyone can do to stop human trafficking

The school tour in Västra Götaland steams on. The last few weeks we have visited Hulebäck’s High School in Härryda, Drottning Blankas High School in Falkenberg, Marks High School and several schools in Gothenburg. In all of them discussions have been intense and the questions many. For us, the participation of the students during the school… Read more »

“You need to see yourself in the framework – why do I behave in a certain way?”

During the last few weeks RealStars Stockholm have had a crammed schedule of exciting school visits. We have amongst others visited Birkgårdens Folkhögskola, Bromma Gymnasium and Påhlmans Gymnasium. During our visit to Birkagårdens Folkhögskola the students received a short introductory lecture on trafficking, prostitution and Fair Sex before they had the opportunity as a whole… Read more »

Talk more!! <3 (on the subject)

Recent visits to Marks Gymnasieskola, Lindholmens Tekniska Gymnasium and Cybergymnasiet in Gothenburg have offered intensive discussions, a load of creativity and huge engagement. Those that say that the youth of today are not engaged in society’s questions should really join RealStars out in the schools so we can prove this isn’t the case! High school… Read more »