Posts Categorized: Prostitution

Proposed law creates strong feelings in France

During autumn the French parliament has been working on a proposed new law which, like the Swedish Sex Purchase Act, aims to criminalise sexual services purchase. The proposed law that hopefully will apply from next year has aroused strong feelings among some French men. The French weekly magazine Causeur has created a debate with its… Read more »

Cold Facts – youth perspectives on sex and the sex trade

According to Cold Facts, youths are purchasing sex at an unmeasured rate; this is even though purchasing sexual services has been illegal for 14 years. Cold Facts documentary which aired on November 3rd 2013 called “Young, attractive and John” is about seemingly normal young men at the age of 18 to 25 who thinks it… Read more »

Men who buy sex

Men who buy sex 2013 was the theme for this year’s event at the Anti-trafficking Day. In order to sum up the event we will publish a miniseries about our discussions and conclusions made. Today’s article discusses who the sex buyers are. Is there anything that distinguishes them or are all men potential Johns? Part… Read more »

Why is the Sex Trade Law a good thing?

We posed this question to former chief prosecutor Thomas Ahlstrand. As a prosecutor, he has plenty of experience working cases related to sex trafficking. Here’s how he reflects on the Sex Trade Law. 1. The moral grounds on the individual level. To pay for sex is to inappropriately take advantage of; or exploit the disadvantaged…. Read more »

The Swedish courts fail in domestic human trafficking

Caroline Engvall is a journalist and author. She has written the books ”14 år till Salu”, ”Skamfläck” and most recently ”Skuggbarn”, all of which are about young Swedes who sell sex to regular Swedish men. Caroline has written a guest post here on Realstars’ blog, and just like the title states; it’s about the problem… Read more »

The end of the high season

Summer is coming to an end and it feels both nice and troublesome in different ways. Stability is good and boring. Everyone returns to their everyday lives and summer becomes but a memory. Summer is high season for ice cream, travel and sex tourism. Sex tourism is a rapidly expanding industry that grows more expansive… Read more »

Seminariet om Skuggbarn – den okända sexhandeln med barn i Sverige

En viktig bok har nått bokhandlarna. Caroline Engvalls “Skuggbarn” sätter ljus på något som är svårt att förstå, och som är så osynligt att vi knappt vågar tro att det finns. “Skuggbarn – den okända sexhandeln med barn i Sverige”, beskriver hur svenska män köper sex av ungdomar. Förra veckan besökte RealStars seminariet om Skuggbarn,… Read more »

What do you intend to do, Beatrice Ask?

”What does the Minister of Justice intend to do to ensure that all police districts actively and efficiently work on the issues of human trafficking for sexual purposes and the act of paying for sexual services?” This is how Hanna Bergstedt (S) concludes her open letter to Beatrice Ask. The letter inquires as to why… Read more »