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Original Published Date: 
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Full article issued by Durham University (UK).

A new report Shattering lives and myths – a report on image-based sexual abuse, which examines the myths around image-based sexual abuse has been published by ARC Discovery Grant recipients as part of a larger project which examines image-based sexual abuse across Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

Led by Associate Professor Nicola Henry, who is based at RMIT University, the project's researchers are a collaborative team based at Monash University, Durham University (UK), The University of Auckland (NZ), the University of London (UK), and the University of Kent (UK). They argue that current laws are failing the victims, when sexual images are shared online, and are calling on governments to review legislation and act before more people suffer.

Image-based sexual abuse refers to a broad range of abusive behaviours including the taking and/or distribution of nude or sexual images without consent, and threats to do so, which includes so-called ‘revenge porn’, ‘upskirting’, fakeporn, sexual extortion and videos of sexual assaults and rapes.

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Image: pxhere (Public Domain).