Posts Categorized: Prostitution

An offer to MYO, CYO and LYO

On August 31, Expressen reported that the Moderate Youth Organization had decided to work for the abolishing of the law prohibiting the purchase of sexual services and that the purchasing of sex should be legalized. As a reaction to this, on Monday 31/8 RealStars decided to send out the following email to the representatives of… Read more »

Behind the Iron Curtain

The guest blogger of today is Ernst Adamsson Borg, a 22-year-old student attending the Europe Programme at Södertörn University in Sweden. He has an extensive interest in social issues, global as well as local. He frequently visits Germany, during his visits to the country he has seen the European prostitution and trafficking industry, which is… Read more »

Who accepts responsibility for the sales of teenage bodies online & IRL? RealStars in Almedalen

During Almedalsveckan, RealStars arranged the seminar “Who accepts responsibility for the sales of teenage bodies online & IRL?” Malin Roux Johansson, RealStars, Madeleine Sundell, Frälsningsarmén, Julia Östfeldt, Föreningen Tillsammans, and Rebecka Eriksson, Fryshuset, took part in the panel discussions. The seminar was initiated with a short presentation of RealStars, where the founder Malin Roux Johansson… Read more »

Meet RealStars in Almedalen

The politicians’ week in Almedalen will start on Sunday, and RealStars will obviously be there. On Monday, the 29th of June at 10 am, we invite to a panel talk on the theme “Who accepts responsibility for the selling of teenage bodies online and IRL?”. You are very welcome! Sex trafficking is increasing in the… Read more »

#wedontbuyit, new legislation in Northern Ireland and End Demand Now in Scotland

Things are changing on the British Islands. The #wedontbuyit campaign in Ireland and Northern Ireland, new sex purchase legislation and, only yesterday, a new anti-prostitution campaign in Scotland. A campaign by the name #wedontbuyit  has been growing strong in the British Islands during the spring. With slogans such as “Prostitution we don’t buy it” and “most… Read more »

A visit to Borgarskolan in Gävle

Last week the process manager of RealStars in Stockholm had the great pleasure to visit Borgarskolan in Gävle for during an entire afternoon hold a lecture and a creative workshop for students in second grade with an image- and graphic communication. The day included many interesting reflections on human trafficking, sex trafficking and prostitution, as… Read more »

“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 »