Posts Categorized: Trafficking

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 »

(Svenska) Vem skyddar de kvinnor och flickor som inte finns?

A strong, captivating and informative lecture is what the participants got when RealStars invited Anna Zobnina from the European Network of Migrant Women to talk at the Clarion Post Hotel, one of the hotels that is a Fair Sex hotel. The Network of Migrant Women is a grass-roots, feminist organization whose vision is that allwomen… Read more »

The Military Academy and Corps addressed prostitution and human trafficking together with RealStars

Human trafficking and prostitution are, unfortunately, a big part of crisis and conflict. Sadly these issues tend to end up being swept under the carpet. At the beginning of May RealStars and the Military Academy´s student corps had the opportunity to arrange an important, appreciated lecture entitled “Human trafficking in times of war”. Lecturers were… Read more »

What I witnessed was probably trafficking

RealStar’s volunteer Elin Weiss writes about her experience of seeing trafficking and what you can do about it.  Before and during the summer I have seen a number of articles discussing and describing trafficking, sex trade and child marriage. I have read pieces concerning the difficulties of controlling and stopping child marriage, about people dying… Read more »

SEX WITHOUT CONSENT ISN’T SEX

Prostitution is often spoken about as if it were the first, actual profession. Something that was formed in ancient societies, perhaps on the streets of Mesopotamia. It is portrayed as a quick and easy exchange of money, the natural interplay between demand and supply. For what seems more natural than to sell what one already… Read more »

MOVIE REVIEW: THE APOLOGY

Reporting from the annual Gothenburg Film Festival, Robert Schenck has seen and reviewed the renowned movie The Apology – a movie depicting the reality of estimated 200,000 women and girls in eastern Asia during the second world war. These women, captured by the Japanese army who at the time had occupied several countries in eastern… Read more »

Zanna Tvilling from the Stockholm Police Prostitution Group about the work that can save lives

Zanna Tvilling, police assistant at the Stockholm Police Department, often comes in contact with victims and perpetrators in her work to prevent prostitution and trafficking. Here, she talks about the Prostitution Group’s four main objectives. Identify and arrest persons who buy sex We actively work using Swedish legislation against purchasing sexual favors to prosecute men… Read more »

The second KICK-OFF for volunteers this year

On Ascension Day last week a group of enthusiastic volunteers met for the second KICK-OFF of the year in Stockholm. This time Berns sponsored our meeting and provided us with a suite and refreshments. Berns, Stockholm, participates in Hotels Against Trafficking. There were lively discussions and intriguing questions debated. How can the city of Stockholm… Read more »