Posts Categorized: Gästbloggare

Film tip: HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Just like imdb.com describes the film ”Everyday young girls are bought and sold”, it seems fitting to add ”over and over….and over…again” – that is the general plot of the movie. A global, illegal operation where the lives of young women are treated as a piece of meat on the most horrific market you can… Read more »

“He’s a John Doe”

RealStars welcome our guest-blogger Sari Vettenranta. Sari has a degree in journalism and is currently focused on criminology. She is adamant that all people should be allowed to live their lives without being oppressed or exposed to systematic abuse. Remember the outcry during spring 2010, when the Minister of Justice Beatrice Ask (M) suggested that… Read more »

We are all humans

Reading Sunday DN* is an almost religious experience for me. A cup of tea, my favourite bread and a newspaper hot off the presses filled with articles. A little bubble of cosiness envelops me and takes me through what is otherwise the most boring day of the week. But it so happened that this Sunday… Read more »

The Body Shop against human trafficking of children and young people

In June 2010, The Body Shop started their biggest campaign so far. In cooperation with ECPAT, the campaign “Stop sex trafficking of children and young people” was started as a petition, and means of making the government realise the seriousness of sex trafficking of children and young people. They demand that the government: 1. Take… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Real beauty

Matilda Almelöv studies social science in senior high school and writes about having the courage to make your own choices. Beauty+money+several friends=happiness. If society had an equation which explained happiness, it would look kind of like that. There is a strong ideal of how one should act and what you should do to get to… Read more »