Posts By: Malin

RealStars at a preview of “The Price of Sex”

Yesterday, Tuesday, the documentary The Price of Sex was shown at Parken in central Gothenburg. Doc Lounge Gothenburg and Amnesty organized the event. RealStars made a presentation of our work and answered questions about trafficking after the film. The Price of Sex took almost 10 years to film and produce for American-Bulgarian Mimi Chakarova. While… Read more »

“Every time sex buyers pay for sex, they give money which supports organized crimes”

Per Ottosson, Chief Inspector (kommissarie) and Head of Unit (enhetschef) at the County Bureau of Investigation (Länskriminalpolisen) says this to Metro regarding the trials of the six Romanian men who are suspected of smuggling and selling at least 15 women for sexual purposes in Gothenburg. The Gothenburg case makes it evident how extremely lucrative the… Read more »

The 2012 Campaign For Fair Sex

The planning and creation of this year’s campaign is in progress. The campaign will be launched on the International Women’s Day, March 8th. It will continue until the Anti-trafficking Day on October 18th. This year we will have more voices supporting Fair Sex than ever! The campaign will be online. Those of you who want… Read more »

Trafficking in Gothenburg

We have recently been reminded that trafficking doesn’t just happen in Europe. Six Romanian men have been arrested in Gothenburg. By surveying prostitution in Gothenburg, it is estimated that almost all of the young women who have sold sex at the red light district of Gothenburg, have ties to the Romanian network. 255 men were… Read more »

RealStars at Angeredsgymnasiet

Angeredsgymnasiet had a equal treatment day last Tuesday. Different organizations had lectures about issues which involves and affects. RealStars was visiting one of the classrooms. Trafficking and prostitution: Many people have opinions, thoughts and feelings when it comes to those matters. The students find discussing sex and abuse to be interesting, shocking and important. During… Read more »

Miniseries: The underworld of the fashion industry

RealStars present the first part of a four part miniseries. It’s made by fashion expert and freelancer Marina Milojkovic. The fashion industry often symbolizes progress, luxury and glamour. But you can also find addiction, unhealthy beauty-ideals, even prostitution and sexual assault. Writer and feminist Sheila Jeffrey says there is a link between the fashion industry… Read more »

Human trafficking outside European borders

The South African Parliament has still not endorsed the detailed human trafficking legislation put forward in 2003. Critics like to claim that human trafficking is not a major problem in the country despite frequent proof of the opposite. Fortunately however, there seems to have been a positive shift during 2011 although perhaps not as rapidly… Read more »

Germany takes a step in the right direction

Svenska Dagbladet wrote on February 4th this year that the police and scientists among others wants a review of the German prostitution legislation. Axel Dreher, professor at Heidelberg University, estimates the German sex trade is 60 times larger than in countries where it’s prohibited, such as Sweden. Critics describe Germany as ”The biggest brothel in… Read more »

Hope for sex-purchase law in France

While the Swedish sex-purchase law is being debated in different ways, it’s also being exported. It is to be hoped that France will instate a new law which is founded on the Swedish model. Approximately 20.000 are prostitutes in France and about 90% of them are from other countries. France aims to affirm the abolitionary… Read more »

Work in progress: Call girl

The film festival doesn’t only show entertaining films from all around the world, but experiences just as interesting can be found at Lagerhuset’s houses. I’m not really a film aficionado but during the seminar ”Work in progress: Call girl” I was still able to follow the dialog of how (in my opinion) one of this… Read more »