Posts By: Malin

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

2012 is coming to a close and the final holidays are coming. RealStars has had a very enriching year. We would like to thank all partners, volunteers and members who contributed to this amazing year! Now we look ahead and look forward to taking the next step together with you. With this greeting we’d also… Read more »

Three questions for Emil Jensen

It’s time to ask three questions to someone we like. This time it’s Emil Jensen, the artist with many projects. On the Anti-Trafficking Day at Moderna Museet we listened to Emil who of course was most enjoyable. 1. What makes you happy? Sweet loving, close friends, distant friends, nice and uncomfortable culture, meditative long-distance running,… Read more »

”Professional cuddlers” charge for physical contact

Earlier this year, RealStars reported about the homepage Miss Travel, where attractive women could have the pleasure of being travel companions for rich men with all expenses paid. RealStars made a video response to Miss Travel to show how closely related buying human contact and its commercialization is to paying for sexual services, prostitution, trafficking… Read more »

Your right to fashion and style

Fashion changes every season and we are updated with the latest trends. But to have style you don’t have to follow trends. Style is something individual, a way for you to show the world who you are. Your style probably says more about you than you might think. Someone’s style is very individual and that… Read more »

RealStars in Amsterdam

As a part of RealStars’ mission to reach people in different European countries. After Brussels, we visited a hotspot for prostitution: Amsterdam, where we met large anti-trafficking organizations like Fairwork, HVO Querido and Stop the Traffik. During the meetings, it became clear quite early that the Dutch legislation is almost the exact opposite of the… Read more »

Human traffickers use traditional religion to silence their victims

An article in New Africa Press called: “A Bewitching Economy: Witchcraft and Human Trafficking” sheds some light on human trafficking and how some human traders and smugglers threaten their victims to stay quiet. The article, focusing on trafficking in Africa, states that it’s not uncommon for traffickers to exploit the belief in spirits and beings,… Read more »

The Swedish model

When it comes to adopting a Sex Trade Law, Sweden is ahead. When the Swedish law was coined in 1999, it was the first in Europe to criminalize the sex buyer. The Swedish model is considered an example in many countries. Recently, the Danish government rejected such a law, but other countries are interested in… Read more »

Silent witnesses have a responsibility

Last Sunday was the UN national day for UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. With the subject already on the agenda, we take the opportunity to submit this post that writer Bengt Alvång made on Göteborgs-Posten’s letters to the editor three years ago. For every abused child, there is an adult… Read more »

Brussels – is this where we should be?

RealStars in Brussels! Yep, it is time to take a step out into Europe and spread the message of Fair Sex through meetings with politicians, lobbyists and other organizations (non-profit). Me and Vanessa Corneliusson were at location. We started with meeting the Swedish Members of the European Parliament and afterwards, we visited the EU Commission,… Read more »