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LUBA FEIN

Luba Fein is an Israeli abolitionist. Fein is an active member of the Women's Organizations Coalition against Prostitution and Trafficking in Israel. Her activism focuses on advocating, researching, and preparing position papers. After a decade of strenuous work, the coalition has accomplished a momentous achievement - the passing of the Sex Buyer Law - prohibiting the purchase of prostitution.

These days, Luba Fein is working on a book that reviews the history of the law's lobby and how it's perceived by prostitution survivors.

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MERLY ÅSBOGÅRD

MERLY ÅSBOGÅRD

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LAW THAT WAS NEVER IMPLEMENTED

Last year the Swedish “sexbuyers law” celebrated 20 years. The Swedish government is quick to let people know from all around the world what a great success it is.

Sadly, the truth is another story. Yes; it is criminal to buy sex but the people in prostitution, mainly women has received little or no help to leave prostitution. When we try to file reports, we are being heavily discriminated against. The stigma is alive and well because we never implemented the other side of the law which was caring for the victims of prostitution.

Not implementing the law meant that it was up to Government officials and municipal bodies to have their own opinion regarding if help was there duty, it often meant no help at all.

We are now trying to change that.