Posts Categorized: Trafficking

The behaviours of Swedish purchasers of commercial sex acts outlined

Approximately 80 % of the commercial sex acts by Swedish men occurs in foreign countries. An undercover-report from the network Schyst Resande which include RealStars has revealed the behaviours and attitudes of the purchasers of commercial sex acts. The report also states how ordinary tourism is a contributing factor in normalisation of the commercial sex… 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 »

No, legalising the sex purchase industry is not best for people in prostitution

A global debate that most people have heard of is that of the legislation concerning the sex purchase industry and prostitution. Different countries have different legislations and on all sides there are debaters who are sure about being right. In Sweden we have, as most people are aware of, a legislation that criminalises the purchase,… 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 »

(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 »

Welcome to a workshop about digital media with an external communicator

Social media – for Fair Sex and against trafficking! RealStars are hosting a valuable workshop in digital marketing, for those of you who enjoy social media and are curious on how to use social media together with us in order to contribute to a better world. You will also get an introduction about the ways… 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 »