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 »

Thailandssvenskarna – a book about males who purchase sex in Thailand

RealStars guest blogger Robert Schenk reviews a reportage book regarding the Swedish men who travel to Thailand to purchase sex – What are they thinking? And why do some of them move there? In Thailandssvenskarna (which means the Swedes in Thailand in English), the investigative journalist Joakim Medin brings the reader inside the Thai sex… 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 »

Packed autumn for RealStars’ volunteers

The summer is slowly coming to an end, and the RealStars’ team is energized and excited for the activities of this autumn! This summer has been packed with important events, despite vacation months: ➡ RealStars’ Secretary General Malin Roux Johansson talked about her work and driving force in ETC. ➡ Realstars’ process leader Julia participated… 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 »

Pride 2019- Good spirits and interesting conversations about fair sex

As usual, Westpride was held at Bältesspännareplatsen in Gothenburg on June 12th-15th. RealStars attended at the park and spoke about sex trafficking, the Swedish Sex Purchase Act and Fair Sex. For me, Clara, it was the first year with Realstars at pride, and it was a lovely experience. We had a tent where we printed… Read more »

New study on the listed companies´ work against exploitation

Human trafficking is a global challenge and an urgent human rights issue, which is not getting enough attention at the moment. Companies in different branches can have a decisive effect here by cutting off access to products that are used by the sex industry. Companies don´t want to be associated with the sex industry either…. Read more »

The top candidates for the European Parliament on prostitution and human trafficking

The elections to the European Parliament are now very close. RealStars has therefore contacted the parties’ top candidates to ask how they and their parties will take a position on issues related to prostitution and human trafficking, and work to drive the Swedish government’s abolitionist attitude towards prostitution and sex purchases in the European Parliament…. Read more »

Hospitality Industry gathers strength in order to combat the buying of sex and trafficking

In the project “Business free from trafficking”, RealStars develops both new and already established methods for combating the sex trade, which contributes to violence against women. The cooperation with hotels, taxi companies and other actors within the hospitality business, means a common effort in ensuring that the branch becomes more effective in stopping sexual exploitation…. Read more »