Posts Categorized: Trafficking

A firmer stance on sex trade in France?

In December 2011 a debate about prostitution was re-energized in France when the National Assembly expressed an aspiration to criminalize sex buying. Prostitution is currently admissible in France but to “actively offer sexual services” as well as all types of pimping is illegal. The vague law leads to protests from all sides. “Mouvement du Nid”,… Read more »

The Swedish Institute – a visitors program for distribution of the Swedish example

The Swedish Institute (SI) has several assignments to promote Sweden internationally. Culture, society, education, economy, democracy and global development comes to mind. The Swedish Institute’s work against human trading and prostitution is very important to us. We have posed some questions to the project leader of the mission, Ulrika Rosvall Levin. 1. Can you briefly… Read more »

A new proposition: Remove the two-year rule which encourages importing of wife and violence

The Local recently reported about a proposition which could reduce violence to women who come to Sweden with a Swedish partner. The proposition would mean that the two-year rule when applying for citizenship will be abolished since the rule is thought to make it harder for women in violent relationships to leave, this according to… Read more »

Art for Fair Sex at Lagerhuset Sep 6

We had an amazing evening together with almost 120 visitors at Lagerhuset. RealStars’ artistic project manager Amanda Frövenholt was in charge of the event together with our founder Malin Roux who spoke to an enthusiastic audience about RealStars’ work against trafficking and prostitution. Eva Magnusson from The City Executive Office and Gregory McDermott , director… Read more »

Thomas Hammarberg – about Trafficking in Europe

For most of his life, Thomas Hammarberg has worked with increasing the protection of human rights through various international assignments, such as the Council of Europe’s Commission for Human Rights. Thomas was given the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977 on behalf of Amnesty International. What are you focused on today? – The constant struggle for… Read more »

Interview with Finn Norgren, former secretary-general of Musikhjälpen

Musikhjälpen (Music Aid) is one of the most famous non-profit initiatives in Sweden. During a week in 2011, they collected a whooping 18 million SEK for various non-profit organizations. Last year’s theme ”All girls have the right to go to school” captivated the Swedish people. A number of help organizations all over Europe received a… Read more »

European Football Championship – no to sex trade

The European Football Championship, the excitement, partying and high stakes are over for this time. Increased sex trade and trafficking has once again been observed as a dark side of the championship. The headlines found in Swedish media were primarily about Femen, a Ukrainian feminist protest group who use their bodies as a weapon against… Read more »