Posts Categorized: Prostitution

“Can’t one just help them?”

During next week the students finish school in Gothenburg, which means that the summer break soon is here. RealStars school visits are finishing for this school year, but we still have a few to do. Yesterday, we visited Sjölins gymnasium in Vasastan.  During the afternoon, we met around 70 students who curiously and interestedly listened… Read more »

Proactive anti-trafficking initiatives in Romania

Romania is one of the countries that are associated with human trafficking, both as a recruitment country as well as a transit country, but also for sex tourism and trafficking within the country. RealStars has previously visited and had experience exchanges with organisations in Holland, France, England, and Germany – now also with organisations in… Read more »

Break the Chain

On Saturday RealStars participated in Break the Chain, a seminar on prostitution and trafficking at the Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg. The day began with a guided tour of the exhibition Playground, an exhibition about norms and the right to be yourself. Through collected objects from Sweden and Vietnam, stories of prejudice, gender and… Read more »

Myths and perceptions are discussed and knowledge shared – for Fair Sex on a broad front

RealStars visited Praktiska Gymnasiet in Gothenburg this week. The visit involved intensive hours with lots of discussion and many creative and exciting ideas about how we together can make the world a better place. We also talked about the many myths and perceptions that exist around discussions on sex, sexual norms, gender and abuse. There… Read more »

An afternoon filled with knowledge, strategies and methods for Fair Sex

  Our exciting event at Frilagret in Gothenburg on April 23 turned out to be a great success. Around 80 people showed up to listen to interesting lectures and panel discussions, view art and talk about the issues at hand. The topics discussed ranged from internet to young people and Fair Sex – sex on… Read more »

The campaign – The #facesofprostitution – which image is communicated and why?

A blog post on exoduscry.com that was published on March 25th – the 25 anniversary of the launch of Pretty Woman – and then was reposted by the Australian site Mamamia, described how young women can be lured into a life of prostitution because owing to the glorified image conveyed in Pretty Woman. The post… Read more »

RealStars visited the upper secondary schools “Jensen” and “Norra Real”

During a week in April, RealStars visited six upper secondary school year 1 and year 2 classes following the Science and Economy programs at Jensen and Norra Real. We discussed human trafficking, sex slavery and Fair Sex in English as a part of the students’ regular education. During the same week RealStars also visited a… Read more »

US Minister of Justice condemns purchase of sex among employees

On the 10th of April, the Washington Post writes about the US Minister of Justice’s, Eric Holder, standpoint of condemning the act of purchasing sex. RealStars welcomes this important position of the Minister of Justice. It goes hand-in-hand with RealStar’s work within Business against trafficking, where organizations are taking social responsibilities against human trafficking. Holder… Read more »

France – a few more steps to go before the realisation of a Sex Purchase Act

On March 31 the French Senate voted on whether or not the country should impose a Sex Purchase Act similar to the Swedish model. The bill was however rejected by the Senate and has now been sent back to the National Administration Office for amendment. The Act would imply a shift where purchasing as opposed… Read more »

RealStars have read the latest report on prostitution in Sweden

Länsstyrelsen in Stockholm recently released the report Prostitution in Sweden 2014 – A mapping of magnitude. We have read it and can once again conclude that prostitution and human trafficking are closely linked issues. More active and preventing work that works against sex purchases is also needed. The knowledge gaps that are highlighted in the… Read more »