Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings

Targeting the sexbuyer - The Swedish example: stopping prostitution and trafficking where it all begins

Targeting the sexbuyer - The Swedish example: stopping prostitution and trafficking where it all begins

Swedish Institute, 2010, 60 pages

This publication presents the Swedish view on human trafficking for sexual purposes and prostitution. With particular focus on the demand for sexual services, the publications shows human trafficking can happen everywhere.

Seen from demand perspective, Sweden has taken a number of important steps, including stricter laws; measures designed to increase cooperation among authorities and organizations; and efforts to ensure better protection for victims and safe repatriation to their countries of origin.

At the request of the Swedish Institute, a number of key actors who are active in this area of work were interviewed in order to explain how the Swedish law works in practice and what is being done to protect and support the victims.