Sharing legislation examples and experiences to address “revenge porn”

We have no legislation to demand justice for and on behalf of women whose private photos or videos has been uploaded online or share via social media networks, specifically what’s app. We are working to create a piece of legislation for submission to the Government of Saint Lucia for enactment. Can anyone provide a same piece of legislation which covers this type of situations? Our legal system and legislation are similar to New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland and some other commonwealth countries. Thanks

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Catherine, in Canada we have a recent amendment to our Criminal Code prohibiting the non-consensual sharing of intimate images:

http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/annualstatutes/2014_31/page-1.html

If you are looking on more analysis of cyber misogyny from a Canadian perspective, we wrote a report a few years ago that you can access here:

http://www.westcoastleaf.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/2014-REPORT-CyberMisogyny.pdf

Hope that helps!

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This is a great example of sharing between network members about an issue that affects so many people across the globe. Thank you for asking and thank you for jumping in with such a helpful answer! Perhaps other members can also contribute their thoughts, experiences and resources, like legislation examples, from their country.

I changed the topic title to make it a bit more informative for those who follow, and added some country tags. Hope it works for you.

Does this belong in the #advocacy category? I am not sure.

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Thank you very much will compile all formation so we can have discussion during our community meetings !

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Good stuff - thanks, Catherine! Keep us posted on your progress with this initiative.

Sections 33 to 35 of the Criminal Justice & Courts Act 2015 in the UK:

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2015/2/contents/enacted

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Thank you very much!