Presented by Dr Asher Flynn, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Sciences, Monash University, and Dr Nicola Henry, Associate Professor & Vice-Chancellor's Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Global Research, RMIT University.
This webinar provides an overview of the prevalence and impacts of image-based abuse, as well as the current legal and non-legal responses available to those who have experienced image-based abuse in Australia, including advice on having the image removed with or without legal intervention. While developed for workers and professionals in Australia, the content of the webinar will also be of use to those who have experienced image-based abuse or know someone who has.
Image-based abuse occurs when a nude or sexual image of a person is created, taken and/or shared without that person’s consent. Image-based abuse also includes threatening to take or share a nude or sexual image of another person. Abusers can be intimate partners, ex-partners, family members, friends, acquaintances, work colleagues or strangers.
Image-based abuse is not acceptable. It is a form of abuse and it is against the law. The Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria all have specific laws on image-based abuse. Abusers can also be charged under Federal telecommunications law. If you have experienced image-based abuse, it is not your fault.