Kajsa Wahlberg

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Detective Inspector
Kajsa Wahlberg
Police career
Current status Director of Sweden's human trafficking unit
Department Swedish National Police Board
Allegiance Sweden

Kajsa Wahlberg is Sweden's national rapporteur on human trafficking opposition activities.[1] She holds the title of Detective Inspector[2] and serves on the Swedish National Police Board's human trafficking unit,[3] of which she is the head.[4] Wahlberg estimated that the number of prostitutes in the country dropped 40% between 1998 and 2003 because of Sweden's passing of the 1999 Kvinnofrid law that made selling sex legal but buying sex illegal.[5] In 2005, she said that the effectiveness of the Kvinnofrid law is limited by the fact that not all of the country's police authorities make enforcing this particular law a priority, with many police authorities allocating more of their resources to combat the illegal drug trade.[6] In 2008, she said that large numbers of foreign politicians and law enforcement officials were still coming to Sweden looking to study the Kvinnofrid law.[7] She also said "We don't have a problem with prostitutes. We have a problem with men who buy sex."[8] In March of that year, Wahlberg served on a Swedish delegation of experts who travelled to Scotland as the start of a campaign to implement a law in Scotland analogous to the Kvinnofrid law in Sweden.[9] In 2009, she said that most of Sweden's prostitutes immigrated to Sweden from Eastern Europe.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greggor Christian Mattson (2008). Governing Loose Women: Rationalizing European Prostitution, 1998-2004. ProQuest. p. 187. ISBN 0549834753. 
  2. ^ Nicholas Kulish (October 5, 2007). "Bulgaria moves away from legalizing prostitution". The New York Times. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ Karl Ritter (March 15, 2008). "Sweden's sex law: get the customer". USA Today. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ "New twist to old game". Shanghai Star. April 10, 2003. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ Karl Ritter (March 16, 2008). "Sweden prostitution law attracts world interest". USA Today. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sweden wakes up to the "white slave trade"". The Local. January 15, 2005. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Sweden's prostitution laws drawing foreign interest". Legalbrief Today. March 18, 2008. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  8. ^ Rosie DiManno (March 24, 2008). "Sweden's sex law tough on johns". Toronto Star. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  9. ^ Annie Brown (March 13, 2008). "Scotland's Sex Trade Fight Looks To Success Of Swedish Model". Daily Record. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  10. ^ Fulya Özerkan (November 1, 2009). "Swedish model could inspire Turkey to combat trafficking". Hürriyet Daily News. Retrieved February 20, 2013.