Posts By: Malin

Worrying sex trafficking at Thai massage salons

Through RealStar’s pioneering efforts with Thai massage salons, we have had hundreds of conversations with women and men at the salons. A frightening picture of the situation emerges with sexual exploitation, insecure work environment, vulnerability and lack of support and integration. Our initiative breaks the silence and we are proud of the film and labeling… Read more »

New labeling to stop sex buyers in Thai salons

The sex trade at Thai massage parlors has expanded and proceeded undisturbed around the country. Now the organization RealStars is launching a labeling and an educational film to focus on demand with the support of the Sex Purchase Act. The industry is involved for a joint force demonstration. Sex purchases at hotels and during the… Read more »

Engagement against sex purchases during sporting events in Åre and Östersund

In connection to the Alpine World Ski Cup in Åre and the Biathlon World Championships in Östersund 2019, the County Administrative Board of Jämtland County ran a campaign against sex purchases and prostitution. It is well known that the problem is increasing in connection with major events and RealStars has, for example, raised the issue… Read more »

Thailandssvenskarna – a book about males who purchase sex in Thailand

RealStars guest blogger Robert Schenk reviews a reportage book regarding the Swedish men who travel to Thailand to purchase sex – What are they thinking? And why do some of them move there? In Thailandssvenskarna (which means the Swedes in Thailand in English), the investigative journalist Joakim Medin brings the reader inside the Thai sex… Read more »

Joint campaign against trafficking prior to October the 18th

On October the 18th it is the EU:s anti-trafficking day, and naturally RealStars, together with the hospitality industry such as hotels, restaurants, cafés and bars, want to give attention to this important happening and stand united against organized crime.  The winning concept has been ongoing for several years, but we are now mustering for the… Read more »

Packed autumn for RealStars’ volunteers

The summer is slowly coming to an end, and the RealStars’ team is energized and excited for the activities of this autumn! This summer has been packed with important events, despite vacation months: ➡ RealStars’ Secretary General Malin Roux Johansson talked about her work and driving force in ETC. ➡ Realstars’ process leader Julia participated… Read more »