Posts Categorized: Prostitution

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 »

RealStars attended human trafficking conference

On March 23-24 Realstars participated in a human trafficking conference arranged by the Stockholm Provincial Office. The initiative gave rise to many interesting discussions involving both civil society organisations as well as decision-makers. Overall, it is clear that it will take comprehensive collaboration on multiple levels, especially between organisations and authorities, in order to give… Read more »

Mexico – one of the worst countries in the world in regard to sextrafficking

Mexico and its war on local drug cartels has gained increasing attention in recent years, in particular following the disappearance without trace of 43 protesting students from Police cells following their arrest. What is less well known despite the enormity of the problem is how women and girls are systematically and brutally kidnapped and forced… Read more »

We are now launching the film My First Time

Of course, RealStars wants to note that tomorrow is International Woman’s day. This is a day to highlight the oppression and discrimination against women and girls that still exist around the world. On the 8th of March 2015 we want to pay attention to the sexual slavery that millions of women and girls are subjected… Read more »

Three questions to Magnus Rosén during Meg 2015

Another person we bumped into during the day of Marketing Managers and Meg fair was the bass player of Hammerfall, Magnus Rosén, in connection with Friskonomen. Here is how he responded to our three questions:  What makes you happy? Love, consideration in both ways, understanding and respect for each other. What would you do to… Read more »

“How come men buy women?”

We have visited Hvitfeldtska gymnasiet in Gothenburg three times the past week. Along with 90, 18-yearolds we have discussed some of our time’s biggest problems; Human slavery, sex-trade and the growing prostitution in Europe. At one occasion we discussed a lot about laws, what actually happens when a trafficker cons and forces women and children… Read more »

Festival during the 2015 World Skiing Championships in Falun – the dark side of the sex trade

Last night Swedish TV4 news featured the increased incidence of prostitution and probable sex trafficking in Falun during the festivities around the 2015 World Skiing Championships. The police and authorities have tried with the help of the tourism industry and the public’s help to tackle problems in a proactive manner. However, they still face criticism… Read more »

Questions to the Rescue Mission

The Gothenburg Rescue Mission aim is to recognize and counter the social conditions that lead to and exacerbate vulnerability and exclusion. They work on a broad basis with the vision that “every person has the right to a dignified life.” We asked a few questions to the Rescue Mission and here are the answers. You… Read more »

Kajsa Wahlberg speaks about the impact of the Sex Purchase Act

Following the debate initiated by the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (Riksförbundet för Sexuell Upplysning – RFSU) on the impact of the Swedish Sex Purchase Act’s, we emailed Kajsa Wahlberg, a detective at the National Police and National Rapporteur on Human Trafficking. We wanted to hear directly from her about how the Police see the… Read more »