RealStars at the Human Rights Days 2017

On the 9th – 11th of November, RealStars attended the Human Rights Days in Jönköping. It was three very rewarding and exciting days were we met a lot of people and had important discussions over how we can work with human rights in Sweden and abroad. There were also a lot of people interested in doing internships at RealStars next year, which we are very happy about.

During Friday we had a seminar where we talked about the work RealStars do, mostly about our work with Fair Sex schools. For those of you who don´t know what Fair Sex schools means, RealStars guides and provides high schools with tools so that teachers can talk to students about sexual abuse, equality, sex purchase and trafficking. The idea behind Fair Sex schools is to integrate these questions in ordinary subjects in a simple way. A lot of teachers and student would like to talk about these questions a lot more often. We also visit schools and give lectures or organize theme days and other events.

The seminar was much appreciated since these questions are so current, along with the Metoo campaign, the closure of Bråvalla festival and everything that is happening in our society. It is no longer possible to turn a blind eye to the fact that we have to deal with these questions now, and a lot of people are doing a great job out there working towards creating a culture of consent in Sweden. We think the future looks bright with the changes that are about to happen.

On Friday evening a concert was organized with Maxida Märak and Emil Jensen among others. It was a night with a lot of power, insights and laughter. If you haven´t heard Maxidas or Emils music and poems, you can find them at Spotify and Youtube. Highly recommended!

During Saturday we continued to talk to visitors and organizations. The Human Rights Days are always extra special to visit since everyone there has a big heart and a will to improve our society. This always leads to lovely conversations and collaborations. Together we can do a lot more. Our booth was also very popular because of to the photos that students have created to highlight trafficking and sex purchase. It created a lot of curiosity and made people ask questions.

We are looking forward to the Human Rights Days 2018 which are held in Stockholm.