Posts Categorized: Prostitution

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 »

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 »