Sweden

CATW January 1, 2011 Sweden

In 2008, CATW together with Swedish police officers and prosecutors were invited by the Glasgow City Council to carry out a two-day training session on the Swedish approach to prostitution and trafficking in human beings for Members of Scottish Parliament (MSP’s), Glasgow City Council members, Strathclyde police and members of police agencies in the UK, as well as Scottish women’s and human rights organizations.

In 2011, on the occasion of the Swedish EU presidency, the Left Party in Sweden invited all Members of Parliament to participate in a seminar on trafficking facilitated by the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women. In February, three representatives of CATW International met with 30 Swedish parliamentarians to discuss the new UN Protocol on Trafficking, national anti- trafficking legislation being drafted in Sweden, and the need to promote Sweden’s recent legislation prohibiting the buying of “sexual services.”