Posts Categorized: Sexhandel och trafficking i Europa

EU Parliament Vote: FEMM report on prostitution.

This week, the European Parliament will cast their vote on demanding that EU member states consider criminalizing sex purchases. This comes after a report by Mary Honeyball (Great Britain), Honeyball is a member of FEMM (Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality). RealStars has tried to influence Swedish parliamentarians to vote for Honeyball’s proposal. This… Read more »

About the French sex purchase law that penalises the buyer

At the end of November the French parliament voted on a new law that criminalises buying sexual services. The vote is the result of a big effort that began over 10 years ago after France initiated a ground-breaking investigation about prostitution. The report, completed 2011, highlighted the buyers’ contribution to the oppression inherent in prostitution…. Read more »

France one step closer to Sex Purchase Act

Politicians in the National Assembly have accepted aspects of the proposals to criminalise the sex buyer if the legislation is passed. The Swedish Sex Purchase Act is the inspiration for the proposal. The lower house is now set to consider the proposed act on Wednesday. According to the proposal buying sex will be punishable by… Read more »

Realstars in national media – Aktuellts Utblick 21st of November

All of you who have followed us since Realstars started its journey in 2010 know that we have always had great ambitions and that we are working towards making Europe free from trafficking. Last week can be seen as a milestone for us when I, the founder of this organisation, was asked to appear on… Read more »

Beauty salons in the UK may be a glossy facade for both bordellos and drug trafficking

It has been discovered that nail salons are being used as fronts for bordellos in the UK. The Daily Mail reports that the number of nail salons in the UK have expanded remarkably; in the last year alone the number of nail salons increased with 20% and now amounts to thirty thousand. Manicures are cheap… Read more »

Why is the Sex Trade Law a good thing?

We posed this question to former chief prosecutor Thomas Ahlstrand. As a prosecutor, he has plenty of experience working cases related to sex trafficking. Here’s how he reflects on the Sex Trade Law. 1. The moral grounds on the individual level. To pay for sex is to inappropriately take advantage of; or exploit the disadvantaged…. Read more »