New review by Robert Schenck – The theater piece Föddhora

On Friday, February 14, 2020, Robert Schenck visited Stora Teatern in Gothenburg to see the production of Föddhora. Föddhora is a theater piece by Martina Montelius played by Lo Kauppi. Here are Robert’s reflections after seeing the play. For those who missed the opportunity in Gothenburg, the set will also be played at Vävenscenen in… Read more »

Worrying sex trafficking at Thai massage salons

Through RealStar’s pioneering efforts with Thai massage salons, we have had hundreds of conversations with women and men at the salons. A frightening picture of the situation emerges with sexual exploitation, insecure work environment, vulnerability and lack of support and integration. Our initiative breaks the silence and we are proud of the film and labeling… Read more »

Project DESIrE presented at RealStars annual meeting

RealStars annual meeting 2019 was held in the end of May at Clarion Hotel Post in Gothenburg, and as tradition we invite a guest that enriches us. This year we got to take a part of Dr. Wanjiku Kaime-Atterhög’s research at Uppsala University. She lectured on the project DESIrE and afterwards our volunteer Susanna Gothall… Read more »

Engagement against sex purchases during sporting events in Åre and Östersund

In connection to the Alpine World Ski Cup in Åre and the Biathlon World Championships in Östersund 2019, the County Administrative Board of Jämtland County ran a campaign against sex purchases and prostitution. It is well known that the problem is increasing in connection with major events and RealStars has, for example, raised the issue… Read more »

Joint campaign against trafficking prior to October the 18th

On October the 18th it is the EU:s anti-trafficking day, and naturally RealStars, together with the hospitality industry such as hotels, restaurants, cafés and bars, want to give attention to this important happening and stand united against organized crime.  The winning concept has been ongoing for several years, but we are now mustering for the… Read more »

The 2019 Book Fair – With focus on the Swedish Sex Purchase Act

During the Book Fair, RealStars engaged visitors in questions about Fair sex, which led to many interesting conversations. We also organized a book lottery where the money for the lottery tickets goes to counter trafficking. Thanks to all the publishers and authors who donated books to the lottery! The Book Fair gathers people with a… Read more »

Opponents to the Sex Purchase Act write book that impedes our work

RealStars works actively against trafficking, both nationally and internationally. We advocate for reducing the demand and letting the sex purchaser take responsibility for their actions, which in international context is called “the Nordic model”. Prostitution leads to increased trafficking. If the buyer is criminalized, the demand will be reduced, which is an effective way to… Read more »