Posts By: Malin

High School students are guest blogging: ”Every individual should have the right to be free”

What I’d like to say about trafficking, sex trafficking that is, is that it is illegal in most of the European countries which I find incredibly good. Outside of Europe, other countries are also making progress. In Sout Africa, for example, a number of cases of trafficking have recently led to prosecutions. A conviction was… Read more »

Interview with Maia Strufve from KAST ( eng. Purchasers of Sexual Services)

offences in Gothenburg, RealStars has interviewed various players who, in different ways, work to reduce and stop prostitution. During 2011, in Gothenburg alone, 225 men were convicted under the Sex Purchase Act. Many of those who committed crimes were arrested around Rosenlund where the women who are now standing as witnesses against their former traffickers… Read more »

“When it comes to money – women and children are still considered as goods.”

During last Tuesday RealStars were present at an inspiring breakfast lecture with Amelia Adamo, a journalist and entrepreneur, which was arranged by the Chalmers (the University of Gothenburg) and Connect Väst. We asked this Swedish newspaper queen Three Questions and she conveyed great experience through her answers. What makes you happy? The feeling of selling… Read more »

We must protect trafficking victims in Gothenburg

These women are being sent back to their home countries after they have testified against their traffickers. Back to poverty where same, if not worse, conditions are waiting for them. These are the conditions that put them in this position in the first place and resulted in them being sent to Western Europe where they… Read more »

RealStars at Doc Lounge Stockholm

RealStars visited Doc Lounge at DebaserMeidisi in Stockholm last Tuesday. There was a screening of the film The Price of Sex and a discussion during the evening. RealStars talked about our work and mingled with the visitors after the screening. The documentary The Price of Sex, made by Mimi Chakarova, is a poignant depiction of… Read more »

Fair Faces

As we have written before, there are sadly many ways girls and women can get in trouble due to their gender. Trafficking is the worst kind of abuse, but unfair sex is ubiquitous. It exists in many trades and all around Sweden and the world. Owning your own body is one of the most important… Read more »

RealStars i Göteborgs-Posten

We hope you didn’t miss reading GP Debate on International Women’s Day on Thursday? RealStars and Thomas Ahlstrand, prosecutor at the International Prosecution Office in Gothenburg: Svensk sexlagstiftning en förebild för Europa

Those who make difference

There are people who change society for the better. One of those people is Elsie Lindqvist, an inspiration to us all. SVT’s fantastic documentary “Ängeln på Malmskillnadsgatan” features this amazing woman who really makes a difference. Elsie Lindqvist helps prostitutes at night. She shows how important is is just being there, as a fellow human…. Read more »

For Fair Sex – the campaign is here!

Europe and sex is in focus. Or, rather the opposite of Fair Sex being Unfair sex. . Sex trafficking and and sex trade is now a bigger problem than any of us could ever have imagined, which is highlighted by our For Fair Sex-campaign. The campaign highlights the fact that Europe has the highest number… Read more »