Posts By: Malin

Pride 2019- Good spirits and interesting conversations about fair sex

As usual, Westpride was held at Bältesspännareplatsen in Gothenburg on June 12th-15th. RealStars attended at the park and spoke about sex trafficking, the Swedish Sex Purchase Act and Fair Sex. For me, Clara, it was the first year with Realstars at pride, and it was a lovely experience. We had a tent where we printed… Read more »

New study on the listed companies´ work against exploitation

Human trafficking is a global challenge and an urgent human rights issue, which is not getting enough attention at the moment. Companies in different branches can have a decisive effect here by cutting off access to products that are used by the sex industry. Companies don´t want to be associated with the sex industry either…. Read more »

The top candidates for the European Parliament on prostitution and human trafficking

The elections to the European Parliament are now very close. RealStars has therefore contacted the parties’ top candidates to ask how they and their parties will take a position on issues related to prostitution and human trafficking, and work to drive the Swedish government’s abolitionist attitude towards prostitution and sex purchases in the European Parliament…. Read more »

Hospitality Industry gathers strength in order to combat the buying of sex and trafficking

In the project “Business free from trafficking”, RealStars develops both new and already established methods for combating the sex trade, which contributes to violence against women. The cooperation with hotels, taxi companies and other actors within the hospitality business, means a common effort in ensuring that the branch becomes more effective in stopping sexual exploitation…. Read more »

Fair Fucking Thursday – Fundraising event at Pustervik May 16 from 6 pm to 10 pm

Fair Fucking Thursday is a music-filled fundraising night when we pay attention to sex on equal terms, with reciprocity and respect. Under the guiding star Fair Sex, RealStars sheds light on human trafficking in Europe by focusing on the demand that drives sex trafficking. On the stage stands Dominoklubben and Lisa Wanloo! In addition to… Read more »

Prominent British feminist shatters myths about prostitution and advocates the Sex Purchase Act

Our guest blogger Robert Schenck has read the book Pimp State and written a book review that highlights the importance of the sex purchase Act. In an easy-to-read format, the author Kat Banyard explains why the legalization of sex purchases is so problematic and how laws that allow prostitution are normative and characterize society’s view… Read more »

English book argues for the ”Nordic model”

Realstars’ guest blogger Robert Schenck regularly contributes with reviews of movies, books and other things that deals with trafficking, prostitution and sex purchasing. This time, Robert Schenck has taken on the book The Sex Economy, which brings up different perspectives on prostitution and decades of research and debates. One strength of the book is how… Read more »

The EU Commission wants to strengthen rights for victims of human trafficking

On March 11, The European Commission released a report to help strengthening the rights for people who fall victim to trafficking in Europe. The report is a result of the mission that the president of The European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, assigned Joëlle Milguet in October of 2017 concerning a review of the work of The… Read more »

March 8th against gender-based violence

On International Women’s day on the 8th of March, RealStars attended and hosted events in Gothenburg and Stockholm to give attention to prostitution and human trafficking as forms of gender-based violence against women.  94% of those subjected to human trafficking for sexual purposes are girls and women, according to the UN:s body against organized crime…. Read more »