Posts Categorized: Trafficking

#wedontbuyit, new legislation in Northern Ireland and End Demand Now in Scotland

Things are changing on the British Islands. The #wedontbuyit campaign in Ireland and Northern Ireland, new sex purchase legislation and, only yesterday, a new anti-prostitution campaign in Scotland. A campaign by the name #wedontbuyit  has been growing strong in the British Islands during the spring. With slogans such as “Prostitution we don’t buy it” and “most… Read more »

Break the Chain

On Saturday RealStars participated in Break the Chain, a seminar on prostitution and trafficking at the Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg. The day began with a guided tour of the exhibition Playground, an exhibition about norms and the right to be yourself. Through collected objects from Sweden and Vietnam, stories of prejudice, gender and… Read more »

Myths and perceptions are discussed and knowledge shared – for Fair Sex on a broad front

RealStars visited Praktiska Gymnasiet in Gothenburg this week. The visit involved intensive hours with lots of discussion and many creative and exciting ideas about how we together can make the world a better place. We also talked about the many myths and perceptions that exist around discussions on sex, sexual norms, gender and abuse. There… Read more »

St Eriksgymnasium and discussions at the Stockholm UN Association

During week 16 Realstars visited music, art and drama students at St Eriksgymnasiet (the St Erik high school) to hold lectures and workshops focusing on sex trafficking and Fair Sex. On March 25, the International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, RealStars was also invited by the UN Association… Read more »

RealStars visited the upper secondary schools “Jensen” and “Norra Real”

During a week in April, RealStars visited six upper secondary school year 1 and year 2 classes following the Science and Economy programs at Jensen and Norra Real. We discussed human trafficking, sex slavery and Fair Sex in English as a part of the students’ regular education. During the same week RealStars also visited a… Read more »

US Minister of Justice condemns purchase of sex among employees

On the 10th of April, the Washington Post writes about the US Minister of Justice’s, Eric Holder, standpoint of condemning the act of purchasing sex. RealStars welcomes this important position of the Minister of Justice. It goes hand-in-hand with RealStar’s work within Business against trafficking, where organizations are taking social responsibilities against human trafficking. Holder… Read more »

RealStars have read the latest report on prostitution in Sweden

Länsstyrelsen in Stockholm recently released the report Prostitution in Sweden 2014 – A mapping of magnitude. We have read it and can once again conclude that prostitution and human trafficking are closely linked issues. More active and preventing work that works against sex purchases is also needed. The knowledge gaps that are highlighted in the… Read more »

Ensuring Victims of Human Trafficking Get the Support They Deserve

Human trafficking, including trafficking for sexual purposes, continues to grow and countering this threat requires the attention of all relevant government agencies to ensure that the victims are protected and receive the support and care they deserve. This blog post is a summary reflection, by one of our dedicated volunteers Samuel Maher, around the main… Read more »

Mexico – one of the worst countries in the world in regard to sextrafficking

Mexico and its war on local drug cartels has gained increasing attention in recent years, in particular following the disappearance without trace of 43 protesting students from Police cells following their arrest. What is less well known despite the enormity of the problem is how women and girls are systematically and brutally kidnapped and forced… Read more »