Posts By: Malin

Time for companies to take responsibility in trafficking-issues

Can an innovation process in the business industry take several steps forward in order to take social responsibility in trafficking issues? The answer is yes. RealStars has got new project-funding, in order to go from word to action.  RealStars is now starting the project A business industry free from trafficking, that will take place during… Read more »

Good start for the implementation of the French Sex Purchase Act is creating opposition

As the fifth country in the world, France voted in a Sex Purchase Act in accordance with the Swedish model almost three years ago. Within the abolitionist movement, we cheered, since that meant taking a big step forward in the fight against sex-trafficking and prostitution. However, the norm-breaking law faces criticism also in France. The… Read more »

Sweet Lolita sees a connection between different types of unfair sex

The debut novel Sweet Lolita by Kiki Sehlstedt, published by Piratförlaget 2018, is a detective story about sexual exploitation, and what we refer to as unfair sex. The title refers to an attire within Japanese sub-culture with the same name, a girlish innocent fashion made sexual by the perpetrator in the story. The book let… Read more »

High school students organized event with together with RealStars

Before Christmas a group of high school student from Söderporstgymnasie in Kristianstad collaborated with RealStars on an event about trafficking in their school. The event was designed and planned as a more relaxed event, where the audience would have the opportunity to ask questions. Sudenshna from RealStars came and talked about the organization and her… Read more »

Realstars cooperates with operators in Iceland

Iceland is a popular destination for tourists captivated by nature. Sadly the island also has been introduced to the trafficking industry where mostly women are sold online. RealStars recently were in place to share our concept on how to gather key operators in a unified approach to counteract prostitution. Malin Roux Johansson were invited and… Read more »

Women who survived prostitution share their stories

RealStars guestblogger Robert Schenck reviews the bok Prostitution Narratives, stories of the survival in the sex trade, where the reader gets to share in the valuable stories and experiences of the survivors of prostitution Author: Caroline Norma and Melinda Tankard Reist, editors Publisher: Spinifex Press, North Melbourne, Australia, 2016 Book review by Robert Schenck “…there… Read more »

Huge commitments that eliminate harmful attitudes

The EU Anti-Trafficking Day, October 18th, was a great opportunity to highlight and raisepublic awareness about sex trafficking and the purchasing of sex. This year’s campaign included 35 partners who collaborated to reach a new audience with the message about Fair Sex. At the Clarion Hotel Stockholm, one of our partners in ‘Hotels Against Trafficking’,… Read more »

The behaviours of Swedish purchasers of commercial sex acts outlined

Approximately 80 % of the commercial sex acts by Swedish men occurs in foreign countries. An undercover-report from the network Schyst Resande which include RealStars has revealed the behaviours and attitudes of the purchasers of commercial sex acts. The report also states how ordinary tourism is a contributing factor in normalisation of the commercial sex… Read more »

The EU anti-trafficking day will raise awareness of today’s slavery

Today, October 18th it is the EU’s anti-trafficking-day, a day when we give extra attention to the extensive human trafficking that is happening today, right now, and yesterday as well as tomorrow. Selling or buying human beings, slavery, is something that most people would relate to colonialism, something that happened a long time ago. That… Read more »