He’s watching you: exploring the impact of revenge pornography and online domestic abuse
Many women experiencing domestic abuse are not only abused offline but are harassed, abused and stalked online by their partners or ex-partners, including through the use of revenge pornography. Over the past two years increased awareness of online abuse of women, the criminalisation of behaviours such as revenge pornography and the improved safety processes of social media platforms such as Twitter have gone towards creating positive change for women. However, there is still far to go.
This Women’s Aid event will provide an opportunity to explore the impact of revenge pornography and online domestic abuse, as well as identify strategies to create change and make survivors of domestic abuse safer online. Delegates will receive an overview of development of policy and legislation on online domestic abuse over the past two years and the event will also give a platform for survivors’ experiences of online domestic abuse to be heard.
The event is aimed at national policy leads in areas of domestic abuse, online abuse and cyber-crime; civil servants; justice professionals; domestic abuse services and anyone with an interest in tackling revenge pornography and online domestic abuse.
- Dr Sue Black OBE, Computer Scientist
- Caroline Dinenage MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Women and Equalities and Family Justice
- Laura Higgins, Founder of Revenge Porn helpline
- Caroline Millin, Safety Policy Programmes, Facebook UK
- Folami Prehaye, survivor of and campaigner against revenge pornography
- Nick Pickles, Head of Policy, Twitter UK
- Mandip Ghai, Senior Legal Officer, Rights of Women
- Dr Ann Olivarius, Senior Partner in McAllister Olivarius and Board Member of Women Moving Millions
- Jenny Hopkins, CPS Chief Crown Prosecutor VAWG Champion
- Polly Neate, Chief Executive, Women’s Aid
- Chlo Winfield, Campaigner and teenage survivor of online domestic abuse
There will also be interactive lunchtime sessions for delegate to learn practical skills to keep survivors of domestic abuse safe online.
To attend, please fill in the registration form.