Posts By: Malin

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 »

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 »

Award-winning Austrian movie about trafficking at Göteborg´s Film Festival

RealStars guest blogger Robert Schenk reviews the new film Joy which attended Göteborgs film festival. The movie is based on thorough research to give a believable depiction of trafficking to Europe from West Africa, but it would have been a stronger message if the causes were clarified – the requests in the west and the… Read more »

RealStars welcome the latest report from the EU-commission

The EU-commission regularly present status reports regarding trafficking in Europe. Before Christmas last year the last registered numbers were published that measured the number of trafficking victims to 20 532. But we know that the reality is crueler than that. The unrecorded numbers are large and the industry is continuing to grow. RealStars welcomes the… 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 »