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Roundtable Brings Together Stockholm’s Tourism

On 11th May, RealStars conducted a roundtable on the theme Innovation against Trafficking in Stockholm. Around forty representatives from Stockholm tourism industry participated in the roundtable. The guest speakers were from the County Board, Police in Falun, RealStars, Swedish Destination Development, and Scandic. The pilot project was conducted in western Sweden in spring. The roundtable in Stockholm attempted to develop some of the ideas, tools and interaction models that were initiated in Gothenburg. The roundtables in Gothenburg and Stockholm demonstrate an urgent need to work in this sector. It also highlights the importance of police resources to work with the issue of prostitution and human trafficking. The seminar highlighted several interesting issues including: “It is important to have a policy against trafficking and prostitution which involves guests. The guests might be aware of the ongoing issues in the hotel more than the staff.” “The perspective of guests is important. Many of us strive to have a sustainable environment and educate guests to take responsibility for their neighborhood- but responsibility is not only about environment, it is also about being socially responsible.”  “It is important to cooperate with other companies and some cooperation can also take place in hotels. Those who work in the bar can cooperate with the reception and have an eye on for instance room 342.” 

Publicerat: 2015-05-28 09:03:13

The Third Roundtable in Western Sweden

On 29th April, we held the final roundtable of Vinnova project for a trafficking free tourism.  We were privileged to have Kajsa Wahlberg, Reporter on human trafficking at National Police, to share her work and experiences with us. Olso Mats Paulsson, Inspector Police of human trafficking in Gothenburg, also shared data and suggestions regarding the suspected crimes during the roundtable. The participants emphasized that fighting human trafficking is not only the police’s responsibility but is everyone’s duty. In continuation, we discussed regional and transnational ways to combat prostitution and human trafficking. Most of the discussed suggestions focused on launching awareness campaigns. Throughout the discussion, the importance of clarifying the Swedish sex purchase law to everyone, especially to tourists, was mentioned. Below are some of the quotes from the roundtable discussion: “It should be designed as simple as possible: First, everyone should be informed that the problem exists and effects everyone. Second, we need knowledge regarding how to act and what steps to take. At last, we need to evaluate what can be improved for the next event.” “All of us who are involved in this innovative process want to conduct an event and take action. It is important to have coordination among the regional activities.”

Publicerat: 2015-05-06 12:35:43

The Second Roundtable Opens New Opportunities

On 16th March 2015, Realstars held our second roundtable at the Gothia Hotel in Gothenburg. Around 25 organizations from the western Swedish tourism industry gathered to further develop the ideas discussed during the first roundtable. The speakers who shared their experiences with us during the roundtable were Thomas Ahlstrand, Deputy Chief Prosecutor at International Public Prosecution Office; Mats Paulsson, Inspector Police at Trafficking Group in Gothenburg; and Malin Johannson Roux, Founder and Operation Manager at RealStars. Examples of ideas discussed for regional cooperation include: a joint effort to increase competence and skills in tourism industry in western Sweden, the Fair Sex City label, communication campaigns along with launching major events in Gothenburg, advice center, assistance to organizations regarding the check-lists and policy work, etc. The next meeting will be held at the Clarion Hotel Post in April 29, in which we will take important steps forward.

Publicerat: 2015-03-27 10:10:29

Press coverage on Fair Sex Hotel

"Hotellen tar krafttag mot sexköp"
Fria tidningar, 25 June 2014

"Första Fair Sex-märkta hotellet"
Metro, 17 June 2014

"Hotel Flora tar täten mot trafficking"
Besöksliv, 13 June 2014

"Göteborgshotellet får en Fair Sex-stämpel"
GT - Expressen, 11 June 2014

Publicerat: 2014-08-14 14:17:06

Tele2 has difficulty influencing the customer

The Code of Conduct of Swedish Tele2 is based on the principles of UNs Global Compact. The company thinks that they are more likely to affect employees, partners and suppliers to follow the same prinicples. The possibilities to influence customers is limited due to privacy restrictions when it comes to private communication. Tele2 do collaborate with the police and Interpol by blocking traffic to webpages contaning child pornography.

Publicerat: 2014-03-18 10:24:41


Ving has during many years activly taken a stand against all forms of sexual exploitation of children.

– The challenge is to spread knowledge, dare to act and know how to act if a customer or an employee see anyhting suspicious out in our destinations. One report can become an important piece in a bigger puzzle, says Sofia Jonasson, responsable for CSR at Thomas Cook Northern Europe/Ving.

Publicerat: 2014-02-27 14:57:44

Hotel Chain Nordic Choice Hotels takes a firm stand against trafficking

Petter Stordalen's Hotel Chain Nordic Choice Hotels do no longer include porn in their choice of TV-channels. It is significant that the chain sees this move a preventive step in the work against Sex Trafficking. Nordic Choice Hotels has produced new guidelines, read more here. "We believe that it is a natural part of our social responsability not to support a business that contributes to sex trafficking and other forms of human trafficking." Torgeir Silseth, Administrative Direktor at Nordic Choice Hotels

Publicerat: 2013-06-26 07:29:00

Watched Lilja 4-ever and was very moved

”I wanted to do something to support the work against trafficking. A few years ago, I watched the movie Lilja 4-ever and was very moved. It happens here in Sweden, just around the corner. I happened to turn on the radio recently and I heard the newly made P3 documentary about the life and death of the Dangoules girl. She gave the victims of trafficking a face. Her life was the inspiration for Lukas Moodysson's film. It's good that corporations can support in a simple way." says Anders Grönvall, senior advisor at Grönvall Communication.

Publicerat: 2013-06-24 09:08:46

Business Against Trafficking is seen in the media

In GT, you can now read about the collaboration to get companies involved in taking social responsibility against trafficking. We are naturally very grateful to our partners who have made this project a reality: Caroline af Ugglas, Marknadscheferna, Elanders and A-ramar. Thanks! Malin for Realstars

Publicerat: 2013-05-14 07:51:00

Travel for Fair Sex

With the campaign "Travel for Fair Sex" we look for partners and anyone who loves travel to get involved in stopping trafficking at some of our most popular travel destinations. Many places the Swedes love visit are also home to sex tourism; Amsterdam, Berlin, Barcelona, Greece are some of our favorite destinations in Europe. But statistics show that they also have a dark underbelly with trafficking and prostitution. At the campaign site, anyone can provide their signature and become Travel for Fair Sex-ambassadors. The signatures will be sent to politicians in the affected countries. "The next step is to get travel agencies to create awareness of the problem even at the locations. We also want local collaborators to care about these issues", says Stina Månsson who created the campaign.

Publicerat: 2013-04-30 09:00:32