Posts Categorized: Prostitution

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 »

Five things everyone can do to stop human trafficking

The school tour in Västra Götaland steams on. The last few weeks we have visited Hulebäck’s High School in Härryda, Drottning Blankas High School in Falkenberg, Marks High School and several schools in Gothenburg. In all of them discussions have been intense and the questions many. For us, the participation of the students during the school… Read more »

How myths about prostitution affects work against sex trafficking

For centuries people have talked about prostitution being the world’s oldest profession. It is a myth that is still alive today even though we know that prostitution constitute a significant portion of modern slavery, and despite awareness of prostitution being part of the sex trade violating human rights. Our perceptions of prostitution are often formed… Read more »

Talk more!! <3 (on the subject)

Recent visits to Marks Gymnasieskola, Lindholmens Tekniska Gymnasium and Cybergymnasiet in Gothenburg have offered intensive discussions, a load of creativity and huge engagement. Those that say that the youth of today are not engaged in society’s questions should really join RealStars out in the schools so we can prove this isn’t the case! High school… Read more »

Creative Processes!

An important part of RealStars work in high schools is the creative element, and impact. We believe that our youth can make a difference. Through art, film, photography, animation etc. the students have a channel to express themselves and shape their thoughts and ideas surrounding trafficking, the sex trade and fair sex. Throughout the autumn,… Read more »

“I think it was good that we got to discuss and express our opinions on what we learned”

During the last couple of weeks RealStars have visited multiple gymnasiums (High School) in the Stockholm region and will therefore be blogging frequently during the next couple of days in order to talk about all the exciting things we have been doing. A common theme throughout our school visits is that the students are encouraged… Read more »

“There can´t be anyone who wants this to exist?!”

The visits in Västra Götaland continues at a rapid pace. In recent weeks we have accomplished several visits to Marks secondary school, Alströmergymnasiet in Alingsås, Lindholmens Technical Highschool and Katrinelundsgymnasiet. Discussions of how it looks have been intense and many students find it difficult to understand how there can be people who support the commercial… Read more »

Realstars participated in seminar about human trafficking and prostitution from a global, national and local perspective

On Friday, October 16th, Realstars visited ”Demokratisoppa” (Democratic soup) Jönköping. Demokratisopppa is a concept in which citizens can listen to and participate in interesting and inspiring conversations about democracy, while having soup for lunch. This time the theme was human trafficking and prostitution. Realstars were very happy to be there. Together with Madeleine Söderberg and… Read more »