Posts Categorized: Prostitution

Gå eller sluta slå? våld och ansvar.

Not so long ago photographs were published revealing to the world how TV cook and cookbook author Nigella Lawson’s husband Charles Saatchi took hold of the chef by her throat at a public restaurant. The incident was captured by the paparazzi and has created a frenzy of mixed opinions in social media. We ask ourselves,… Read more »

Stop Female Death in Advertising

Stop Female Death In Advertising is Lisa Hågeby’s master’s dissertation at Beckman’s University of Design. The project shows how women in commercials are made submissive on a grand scale. To illustrate the phenomenon, she picked the most extreme form of submission, images that allude to a dead woman. From ReaStars’ perspective, it is not hard… Read more »

EU is launching a platform against human trading

How can organizations in society get together and become a driving force in eradicating trafficking? A small step was taken May 31 in Brussels as non-profit organizations from EU countries gathered for the first time in the new forum to lay the foundation for what will help to make a change. The originators, Cecilia Malmström… Read more »

There is a second hell waiting outside the brothel

Because of the escape of the three American kidnapping victims, Katrin Kielos writes in Aftonbladet of the millions of women and children who are still being held as sex slaves. The ones with no voice. ”They often ask the women why they don’t escape. Run away. Break free. Could the door really have been shut… Read more »

None of your business?

Companies’ responsibility in the matter of prostitution and trafficking is upcoming, contrarily to the title of this important seminar “None of your business?” At the Clarion Hotel in Stockholm companies and other parties gathered in late March in the interest of learning more about ethical guidelines against the sex trade and sexual exploitation. Swedish Women’s… Read more »

Should the Sex Trade Law be decriminalized?: Part 2

In part one we started discussing CFU’s proposal to completely decriminalize prostitution. And CFU are not alone in their mindset. In the article ”Tearing up the Sex Trade Law is the only sane thing to do (Att riva upp sexköpslagen är det enda vettiga)” Louise Persson is has some doubts about the Sex Trade Law…. Read more »

The great trafficking affair in Gothenburg

Sentence was passed at Hovrätten in western Sweden September 21 last year. It was a trial for a large prostitution affair. It’s a vast sentencing which is based on the one from the Local Court in May. There were a large amount of young Romanian women involved and six Romanian men on trial. The testimony of the… Read more »

Should the Sex Purchase Act be decriminalised? Part 1

In 1999, Sweden was the first country to introduce a sex purchasing law that made it illegal to buy sexual services, but not to sell them. Other countries, such as Iceland and Norway have followed Sweden’s approach. The United Kingdom also has similar legislation. Even though prostitution is legal, the buyer can be charged if… Read more »