The latest media reports about intimate image abuse
The world of intimate image abuse is fastpaced and ever-changing, keep updated on the latest news and blogs to stay informed.
Revenge Porn Helpline Support Victims of Serial Online Sex Offender
One of the largest cases that the Revenge Porn Helpline has dealt with since the start of their operation has now hit headlines as a serial sex offender is facing years behind bars. The Helpline has been working with the National Crime Agency to support victims of one of the largest online sexual offences that the agency has seen, removing thousands of images online involving incredibly disturbing content.
8th June 2021
What to do when your content cannot be removed
This article aims to explore the options of what happens when content isn’t removed and what can be done.
17th May 2021
Intimate? Private? Sexual? Aren’t they all the same thing?
This is our third article about some of the issues raised in the Law Commission’s consultation on the law around the taking, making and sharing of intimate image abuse.
11th May 2021
So, what’s ‘consent’? is it just ‘Yes’?
This is our second article about some of the issues raised in the Law Commission’s consultation on the law around the taking, making and sharing of intimate image abuse.
11th May 2021
Threats to share intimate images is now a crime
This afternoon (29th April 2021), the Domestic Abuse Bill received Royal Assent, bringing a range of new measures into legal force to protect victims and survivors of domestic abuse and violence.
29th April 2021
Lets make changes to the law - a victim-focused response
The law making the sharing of intimate images without consent came into effect in April 2015.
28th April 2021
What to do when non-sexual images have been shared online
A rise in non-sexual images being shared online has encouraged us to explore solutions to these issues,
26th April 2021
Zara McDermott: 'Revenge porn still affects me today'
Former Love Island contestant Zara McDermott had intimate images shared without her consent – twice. She describes the devastating effect on her mental health, and calls for more support for victims.
25th February 2021
2021 is well under way now and the Helpline has stayed busy, in fact it is busier than ever. January saw the largest number of monthly cases ever at just over 400, and the rate of new cases per day has risen even further through February.
23rd February 2021
2020 changed the landscape for everyone and the Revenge Porn Helpline has been no exception. Within weeks of the first lockdown, domestic abuse services across the country (and the world) were seeing a huge spike in cases; for us, April 2020 saw a doubling in case numbers. And it’s a trend that didn’t, and hasn’t, stopped.
23rd February 2021
Leigh Nicol exclusive interview: How phone hack traumatised Crystal Palace player and her inspiring recovery
Every locker has a picture above it in the women's dressing room at Crystal Palace. The players usually opt for a photograph of a loved one but midfielder Leigh Nicol has an image of the tree in her garden. It is the tree where she had once planned to take her own life.
4th February 2021
Government urged to criminalise threats to share revenge porn as reports surge by 73%
Exclusive: 'This is wholly inadequate and leaves women and girls vulnerable to threats that cause enormous damage and distress,’ says ex Director of Public Prosecutions
22nd January 2021
Welcoming further research for victims of image abuse
We always welcome research here – we know that intimate image abuse is very understudied which can leave a lot of the victims feeling overlook and undervalued. This also means for us as a service, we can sometimes not show how much this horrible crime impacts the victims involved – we have our own report on this soon too. Though we cannot endorse any other research directly; we always welcome more research in this field.
3rd December 2020
Gardaí looking into allegations that large number of images of women were shared online without their consent
GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING the uploading of images and videos of Irish women and girls, without their consent, to a number of online forums. Though we really understand the impact has on victims, RPH is unable to support people outside the UK, please contact RCNI (https://rapecrisisni.org.uk/) for advice and support
20th November 2020
Help! I’ve been Snaphacked
Social media can hold a huge amount of precious memories and to have these taken away from you in an instant is distressing. When you add in the threat to share or actual sharing of intimate imagery that was only intended for private viewing, and the consequences are devastating.
23rd October 2020
How do I know if my content is private and sexual?
We know we use “intimate” in our terminology and the term is in itself very subjective in nature; what may be considered intimate and harmful to one, may not be to another. For us though, we are bound by the UK law - this is that the image needs to be “private” and “sexual”.
21st October 2020