Posts Categorized: Prostitution

RealStars demands greater focus on sex-buyers in the EU´s work against trafficking.

RealStars is part of the EU’s platform for the civil community against human trafficking, where organisations from member states contribute and share their experiences and ideas. Last week we met in Brussels in order to plan more actions. RealStars attended and emphasised the sex buyers’ responsibility and the importance of working against demand in order… Read more »

(Svenska) Vem skyddar de kvinnor och flickor som inte finns?

A strong, captivating and informative lecture is what the participants got when RealStars invited Anna Zobnina from the European Network of Migrant Women to talk at the Clarion Post Hotel, one of the hotels that is a Fair Sex hotel. The Network of Migrant Women is a grass-roots, feminist organization whose vision is that allwomen… Read more »

The Military Academy and Corps addressed prostitution and human trafficking together with RealStars

Human trafficking and prostitution are, unfortunately, a big part of crisis and conflict. Sadly these issues tend to end up being swept under the carpet. At the beginning of May RealStars and the Military Academy´s student corps had the opportunity to arrange an important, appreciated lecture entitled “Human trafficking in times of war”. Lecturers were… Read more »

A human right’s issue of the highest importance

Read the RealStar’s volunteer Cecilia Samuelssons thoughts about rights and prostitution.  The issue of buying sex, the situation for people in prostitution and the development in countries such as Germany and The Netherlands since they legalized buying sex is a human right’s issue of highest importance. It is an issue of crimes against human’s rights,… Read more »

Regarding men who believe they have a right to sex

Read our volunteer Cecilias thoughts about men and prostitution.  We must never allow the conversation on sex buying and prostitution to be dominated and defined by people who believe it’s a human (or men’s) right to have sex, and that this “right” is more important than to protect vulnerable people, to prevent exploitation and to… Read more »

SEX WITHOUT CONSENT ISN’T SEX

Prostitution is often spoken about as if it were the first, actual profession. Something that was formed in ancient societies, perhaps on the streets of Mesopotamia. It is portrayed as a quick and easy exchange of money, the natural interplay between demand and supply. For what seems more natural than to sell what one already… Read more »

Myths about prostitution

From time to time, RealStars is invited to schools to hold presentations and lectures in order to inform and talk about Fair Sex. During these lectures we often receive questions regarding prostitution — sometimes about the myths surrounding ”sex work,” or about the right to ones own body. Kajsa Ekis Ekman has written an article… Read more »

Open letter to Alexander Bard regarding Hotel against trafficking

Dear Alexander Bard, I saw on Twitter that you had highlighted Realstars’ campaign against trafficking in the hotel sector. That made me very glad. I also saw that you didn’t understand what “sexual politics” had to do with hotel accommodation. That didn’t make me so glad, but I was not surprised, because many are not… Read more »

Zanna Tvilling from the Stockholm Police Prostitution Group about the work that can save lives

Zanna Tvilling, police assistant at the Stockholm Police Department, often comes in contact with victims and perpetrators in her work to prevent prostitution and trafficking. Here, she talks about the Prostitution Group’s four main objectives. Identify and arrest persons who buy sex We actively work using Swedish legislation against purchasing sexual favors to prosecute men… Read more »

The second KICK-OFF for volunteers this year

On Ascension Day last week a group of enthusiastic volunteers met for the second KICK-OFF of the year in Stockholm. This time Berns sponsored our meeting and provided us with a suite and refreshments. Berns, Stockholm, participates in Hotels Against Trafficking. There were lively discussions and intriguing questions debated. How can the city of Stockholm… Read more »