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Statistics on image-based abuse in Australia reveal that many people have experienced this form of abuse. Sometimes known as revenge porn, research shows that image-based abuse has significant negative consequences for the mental health of victims and survivors.

 

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Almost 1 in 3 women have been sexually harassed online or via some form of technology.

AHRC (2018). Everyone’s business: 4th national survey on sexual harassment in Australian workplaces. Retrieved from: https://whiteribbon.org/2Ea7Q6C

 

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1 in 5 Australians have experienced image-based abuse.

Henry, N., Powell, A. & Flynn, A. (2017). Not just ‘revenge pornography’: Australia’s experiences of image-based abuse. Melbourne: RMIT University. Retrieved from https://bit.ly/2NP4TK7


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1 in 3 young people aged 16-19 report an experience of image based abuse.

Henry, N., Powell, A. & Flynn, A. (2017). Not just ‘revenge pornography’: Australia’s experiences of image-based abuse. Melbourne: RMIT University. Retrieved from https://bit.ly/2NP4TK7

 

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1 in 2 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders report an experience of image-based-abuse.

Henry, N., Powell, A. & Flynn, A. (2017). Not just ‘revenge pornography’: Australia’s experiences of image-based abuse. Melbourne: RMIT University. Retrieved from https://bit.ly/2NP4TK7


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1 in 2 Australians with a disability report an experience of image-based abuse.

Henry, N., Powell, A. & Flynn, A. (2017). Not just ‘revenge pornography’: Australia’s experiences of image-based abuse. Melbourne: RMIT University. Retrieved from https://bit.ly/2NP4TK7

 

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Victims of image-based abuse experience high levels of psychological distress.

Henry, N., Powell, A. & Flynn, A. (2017). Not just ‘revenge pornography’: Australia’s experiences of image-based abuse. Melbourne: RMIT University. Retrieved from https://bit.ly/2NP4TK7