International support and information

If you don’t ordinarily reside in Australia, here are some resources from other countries which may be helpful.

Support by country

Canada

NeedHelpNow.ca

Helps teens in Canada stop the spread of sexual pictures or videos and provides support along the way.

Project Shift

A project funded by Status of Women Canada, YWCA Canada and partners, who are working to create a safer digital world for girls and young women.

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection

Operates Cybertip.ca, Canada’s tipline for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children, and includes information and support for victims of image-based abuse.

The Cybersmile Foundation

A multi-award winning anti-cyberbullying non-profit organisation, committed to tackling all forms of digital abuse and bullying online.

France

Right to the image (Droit à l’image)

French government website explaining the legal rights an individual has to his or her image, as well as pathways to request the removal of an image.

India

Gender Training Institute

Works to facilitate women’s empowerment and social justice through capacity building and training-related activities in India.

Japan

Safer Internet Association

A non-profit organisation that aims to foster a safer internet environment for all. It operates a reporting service and gives advice on how to remove sexually explicit photos from the internet.

New Zealand

Netsafe

Is an independent not for profit New Zealand organisation focused on online safety providing online safety help, support, expertise and education to residents of New Zealand.

Taiwan

Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation

Offers free legal consultation services to victims of image-based abuse and works closely with lawyers to provide this advice. The Foundation also operates a hotline operated by social workers.

UK

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command (CEOP)

A command of the National Crime Agency, CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK to eradicate the sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children.

MyGov.Scot

Provides advice and support to victims of IBA, including information about what to do, and assurance that police recognise ‘revenge porn’ as a serious form of abuse.

The Revenge Porn Helpline

This is the UK’s only dedicated service supporting adults who have been victims of ‘revenge porn’.

Scottish Women’s Aid

Non-profit offering help and support to victims of image-based abuse, including the ‘Together we can stop it’ community education campaign.

Stop Revenge Porn Scotland

This site from Scottish Women’s Aid is a safe space for women to share their story and raise awareness of how Women’s Aid can help with links to local women’s aid groups.

Victims of Internet Crime: Speak Out!

A victim-led site to empower other people who have experienced Image-based abuse, to share their stories and access support.

Victim Support

An independent charity for people affected by crime and traumatic events in England and Wales, providing individual, independent, emotional and practical help.

US

Attorney General’s Cyber Exploitation Task Force

Part of the State of California’s Department of Justice, this website offers the resources to combat cyber exploitation.

Crash Override

A network of individuals assisting victims of online abuse, including IBA. Includes D.I.Y guides and an interactive cybersecurity helper.

Cyber Civil Rights Initiative

A non-profit organization serving thousands of victims around the world and advocating for technological, social and legal innovation to fight online abuse.

HeartMob

A non-profit organisation working to help end online harassment. It has a secure and moderated platform for people who have experienced image-based abuse to tell their story.

UNDOX.ME

A website that gives information to victims of image-based abuse, including how to issue DMCA take down notices.

Without My Consent (WMC)

A non-profit organisation that has developed educational materials on online harassment, as well as a resource guide ‘Something Can be Done!’ to assist IBA victims. WMC also trains lawyers, law enforcement and advocates on online harassment.

Global support

DMCA.com

A commercial service that provides its customers with a variety of tools to help victims of image-based abuse and copyright infringement. They also provide a take-down service for a fee. Here is DCMA’s guide on how to stop compromising pictures of you being published online.