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Gunilla Ekberg

Gunilla Ekberg is a Swedish lawyer. From 2002 to 2006, she was employed at the Ministry of Industry as the Swedish Government's expert on prostitution and trafficking in human beings.

Her education includes a degree in Social Work from Lund University and a law degree from the University of British Columbia in Canada. She took out Canadian citizenship in 2003.

She is an advocate for Sweden's approach to prostitution, in which the clients are prosecuted but the sex workers are supported by the social services in an effort to move them out of the industry.[1] In 2005, the program The Gender War criticized Ekberg for telling the reporter Evin Rubar that she could not expect help if she was assaulted since she opposed the feminist movement.[2][3] This led to calls for her resignation, but Equality Minister (Jämställdhetsminister) Jens Orback defended her.[4]

Subsequently she became Co-Executive Director to the lobby group Coalition Against Trafficking in Women International in Brussels, from which she continued to campaign against prostitution around the world,[5] including Bulgaria[6] Australia[7] and Vancouver.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Feminist lawyer outlines Swedish prostitution success
  2. ^ En moralisk kollaps för svensk journalistik. Bo Rothstein. 16 October 2005. Dagens Nyheter.
  3. ^ Jämställdhetsexperts advokattitel ifrågasatt Dagens Nyheter 2005.
  4. ^ Orback har fortsatt förtroende för Ekberg Mikael Bondesson and Annika Folcker. 25 May 2005. Dagens Nyheter.
  5. ^ Bevare oss för statens ”prostitutionsexperter” Dick Wase. Newsmill 2009-02-23.
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ Raelene Frances - Perspective - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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