Posts Categorized: Sexhandel och trafficking i Europa

SPACE International – an organisation established for and by survivors of prostitution

SPACE International (Survivors of Prostitution-Abuse Calling for Enlightenment) was founded by a group of sex trafficking survivors. They are now working to end global human trafficking once and for all. The goal of the organisation is to inform the public about the violence and abuse that always come with prostitution, but also to advocate to governments… Read more »

Prostitution and trafficking exploit the weak and vulnerable

Paying in order to carry out abuse and sexual violence is part the form of exploitation that is prostitution. ”Slavery still exists, but now it applies only to women and its name is prostitution”. These are the words of the perceptive 19th century author Victor Hugo. November 12 saw the gathering of several anti-trafficking organisations… Read more »

Sweden does not protect children who are abused by prostitution

The Swedish series of documentaries called Kalla Fakta (Cold Facts) aired a program on November 4 in which they examined the prostitution of children in Sweden. The Swedish model and the legislation that bans the purchase of sexual services has been a role model for many countries. However, in the program many deficiencies where identified… Read more »

Civil society contact with victims of human trafficking

RealStars is participating in the initiative Plattformen Civila Sverige mot människohandel (Swedish civil society platform against human trafficking) which has brought together several Swedish organisation in one informal network. In preparation for the upcoming EU Anti-trafficking Day 18 October, an important project was presented and for the first time revealing statistics on civil society contact… Read more »

RealStars’ Malin Roux and Parul Sharma from The Academy for Human Rights in Business discuss CSR and the work against sex trafficking

Yesterday, Shenet in cooperation with BPW – Business Professional Women – arranged an event at Kungsträdgården where the founder of RealStars Malin Roux, the human rights solicitor Parul Sharma from The Academy for Human Rights in Business, and a part of the corporate network CSR Sweden were a few of the participators. The theme was… Read more »

The EU Commission is publishing new statistics today – ”Trafficking in human beings”

Half of the allotted time, from 2012 to 2016, for the EU strategy for the elimination of human trafficking has now passed. In preparation for the EU anti-trafficking day the EU commission published their report “Trafficking in human beings (working paper)” on October 17th. The report details statistics of victims of trafficking and human traffickers… Read more »

Paedophile Ring in Northern England

1,400 children were victims of a paedophile ring that operated in the north of England for sixteen years. New information that the English authorities and the Police had knowledge of the paedophile ring and did not intervene has shocked many people. The paedophile ring operated for sixteen years in and around Rotherham in northern England…. Read more »

Norway’s Sex Trade Law evaluated

Four years after passing a Sex Trade Law, Norway has begun evaluating its efficacy. The results are striking and positive and appear to indicate a significant reduction in the demand for prostitutes. The Norwegian legislation against buying sex went active January 1 of 2009 – the reason being that the then current Norwegian Government wanted… Read more »