Posts Categorized: Sexhandel och trafficking i Europa

The top candidates for the European Parliament on prostitution and human trafficking

The elections to the European Parliament are now very close. RealStars has therefore contacted the parties’ top candidates to ask how they and their parties will take a position on issues related to prostitution and human trafficking, and work to drive the Swedish government’s abolitionist attitude towards prostitution and sex purchases in the European Parliament…. Read more »

The EU Commission wants to strengthen rights for victims of human trafficking

On March 11, The European Commission released a report to help strengthening the rights for people who fall victim to trafficking in Europe. The report is a result of the mission that the president of The European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, assigned Joëlle Milguet in October of 2017 concerning a review of the work of The… Read more »

Good start for the implementation of the French Sex Purchase Act is creating opposition

As the fifth country in the world, France voted in a Sex Purchase Act in accordance with the Swedish model almost three years ago. Within the abolitionist movement, we cheered, since that meant taking a big step forward in the fight against sex-trafficking and prostitution. However, the norm-breaking law faces criticism also in France. The… Read more »

Realstars cooperates with operators in Iceland

Iceland is a popular destination for tourists captivated by nature. Sadly the island also has been introduced to the trafficking industry where mostly women are sold online. RealStars recently were in place to share our concept on how to gather key operators in a unified approach to counteract prostitution. Malin Roux Johansson were invited and… Read more »

Huge commitments that eliminate harmful attitudes

The EU Anti-Trafficking Day, October 18th, was a great opportunity to highlight and raisepublic awareness about sex trafficking and the purchasing of sex. This year’s campaign included 35 partners who collaborated to reach a new audience with the message about Fair Sex. At the Clarion Hotel Stockholm, one of our partners in ‘Hotels Against Trafficking’,… Read more »

The EU anti-trafficking day will raise awareness of today’s slavery

Today, October 18th it is the EU’s anti-trafficking-day, a day when we give extra attention to the extensive human trafficking that is happening today, right now, and yesterday as well as tomorrow. Selling or buying human beings, slavery, is something that most people would relate to colonialism, something that happened a long time ago. That… Read more »

Will Spain join the Nordic model?

Sweden adopted the legislation for purchasing commercial sex that criminalises buying sex in 1999. Several countries have joined after that; France, Canada, Iceland, Northern Ireland and Norway that took it a step further by criminalising buying sex outside of Norwegian borders as well. Now the debate has come to Spain where it is a controversial… Read more »

Fair sex at Järvaveckan

RealStars had the privilege of being present at Järvaveckan 2018. A special thanks to Parul Sharma, the ambassador for RealStars, and CSR Sweden who invited us to their tent. The purpose was to spread knowledge and create engagement about Fair Sex, and to work against trafficking and sex purchasing. In addition, we even had time… Read more »

RealStars demands greater focus on sex-buyers in the EU´s work against trafficking.

RealStars is part of the EU’s platform for the civil community against human trafficking, where organisations from member states contribute and share their experiences and ideas. Last week we met in Brussels in order to plan more actions. RealStars attended and emphasised the sex buyers’ responsibility and the importance of working against demand in order… Read more »

Who is protecting the invisible women and girls?

A strong, captivating and informative lecture was given to the listeners when Realstars invited Anna Zobnina from European Network of Migrant Women to give a lecture at Clarion Hotel Post, one of the Fair Sex-hotels. Network of Migrant Women is a feminist network of grassroot-organizations that are active in 20 European countries with a vision… Read more »