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
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
The law making the sharing of intimate images without consent came into effect in April 2015.
28th April 2021
A rise in non-sexual images being shared online has encouraged us to explore solutions to these issues,
26th April 2021
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Have you seen something online that looks like intimate image abuse but is not you or someone you know? We know how hard it is to come across something that looks suspiciously like intimate image abuse, but you have no idea who this person is or why they are on there. It’s horrible and we totally understand that you feel the need to act.
21st October 2020
The Revenge Porn Helpline has collaborated with Report Harmful Content and a student-led organisation, Pro Empower on a campaign focused on busting common myths associated with the fields in which these organisations are working in.
29th September 2020
We have been working very hard behind the scenes to build on our university resources, and we are happy to announce the extension to the bundle we already have, which are now ready to be brought, printed, and shipped from our store.
24th September 2020