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Getting help outside Australia

If you don’t live in Australia, you may be able to get help in your own country if someone has shared or threatened to share an intimate image of video of you. 

A number of international websites around the world offer advice and support.

Global support

Digital Millennium Copyright Act Services 

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

Facebook 

Facebook also provides a list of international organisations which support people who experience image-based abuse. 

Prevent the image or video being shared 

Support by country

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Austria

Safer Internet Austria

Promotes online safety and provides advice for those who have experienced image-based abuse or ‘revenge porn’ in Austria.

Belgium

Institute for the Equality of Women and Men

This organisation supports people who have had their intimate images shared with advice and anonymous report forms. 

Bolivia

Internet Foundation Bolivia

An organisation working in the prevention of digital violence and defending the digital rights of Bolivian people.

Brazil

SafeNet

This non-government organisation runs the Safer Internet Centre in Brazil and has an online helpline to support people who have experienced online violence.

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. It provides information and support for victims of image-based abuse. 

 

The Cybersmile Foundation 

A multi-award winning anti-cyberbullying not-for-profit organisation, committed to tackling all forms of digital abuse and bullying online. 

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Denmark

The Danish Crime Prevention Council

An independent expert council helps combat crime in Denmark, including online abuse such as bullying, sexual extortion, grooming and image-based abuse.

Fiji

Online Safety Commission

A government online safety regulator which takes online reports about image-based abuse.

Finland

The Women’s Line

This service helps women and girls of all ages who have experienced, or been threatened with, violence, including digital violence and online harassment. 

France

Right to the image (Droit à l’image) 

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

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Germany

Violence Against Women Support Hotline

Provides counselling and support services to women and young people in Germany who have experienced sexual violence or assault.

Iceland

Stígamót

Offers support services and education resources for people who have experienced sexual violence in Iceland.

India

Gender Training Institute

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

Indonesia

BullyID

An independent charity organisation providing support to those who have experienced bullying and online abuse, including image-based abuse.

Republic of Ireland

Hotlie.ie

National centre in Ireland that lets people make confidential and anonymous reports about illegal content and image-based abuse.

 

Safe Ireland

Safe Ireland works to end domestic violence and make Ireland the safest country in the world for women and children. Their website includes online safety tips and resources specific to technology-facilitated abuse and image-based abuse.

Italy

PermessoDenegato APS

A non-profit organisation that can help people in Italy report image-based abuse, as well as offering counselling services and support with educational resources.

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Japan

Safer Internet Association 

A not-for-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.

Latin America

Vita Activa

An online helpline providing support and solutions for women and LGBTIQ+ people experiencing gender violence.

Malawi

Gender and Justice

This organisation supports those who are experiencing gender-based violence in Malawi. It provides programs and research.

Malta

Cyber Crime Unit Malta Police Force

Helps deal with online abuse and crime in Malta, including child sexual abuse material.

Mexico

Cultivando Género

This organisation aims to support equality and the digital rights of women and children. It runs a campaign called ‘No Agreement, No Nudes’ promoting safe sexting as a practice. 

Morocco

Mobilising for Rights Associates (MRA)

An international non-profit organisation aiming to promote women’s human rights with programs and projects across Morocco and Tunisia.

Moldova

Women’s Law Center

A non-government organisation advocating for equal rights and the prevention of domestic violence and gender-based violence against Women.

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New Zealand

Netsafe 

An independent not-for-profit organisation focused on online safety. It provides online safety help, support, expertise and education to residents of New Zealand.

Netherlands

Helpwanted

A helpline offering help and advice to anyone who has experienced or is worried about online abuse, including image-based abuse, sexual extortion and bullying.

Nigeria

The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs)

A not-for-profit organisation with support for people in Nigeria who deal with human rights violations. It provides legal support, safety information and advocacy of equal rights. Reporting and counselling services are also available.

Pakistan

Digital Rights Foundation

The cyber harassment helpline is a toll-free, safe and confidential service for people in Pakistan dealing with online harassment and violence. It has resources for legal advice, digital security support, and counselling and referral services.

Peru

Hiper Derecho

An online space for people in Peru to find resources and report online abuse, such as digital gender violence and sexual blackmail.

Poland

CERT Poland

An incident reporting service in Poland for residents, service providers and government entities to report online abuse and crime.

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Singapore

Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE)

Helps promote women’s rights and gender equality in Singapore. This not-for-profit organisation aims to provide support, education and research into sexual harassment and other gender-based issues.

Slovakia

Stopline.sk

The national centre in Slovakia for reporting illegal content or activities online, including child sexual exploitation material.

South Korea

Korea Cyber Sexual Violence Response Center (KCSVRC)

Supports people in South Korea who have experienced online sexual violence with counselling support, content removal support, investigations and legal support.

Spain

Oficina de Seguridad del Internauta

Provides information and support to people who have experienced abuse or security issues online, as well as education resources.

Sweden

IMY Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection

Aims to protect personal data and provide guidance for people who have been impacted by data breaches in Sweden. The organisation also provides support for those who have experienced online abuse.

Switzerland

National Cyber Security Centre Switzerland

An online reporting service to help people who have experienced online dangers and abuse, including sexual extortion.

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 staffed by social workers. 

Thailand

Thai Internet Hotline

This hotline aims to help parents and children online who come across illegal or dangerous content, including child sexual exploitation material. 

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United Kingdom

Glitch

Glitch is an award-winning UK charity ending online abuse and championing digital citizenship. With a particular focus on Black women and marginalised people, and through training, research, workshops and community building, Glitch is focused on building an online world that is safer for all.

 

MyGov.Scot

Provides advice and support to victims of image-based abuse, 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 image-based abuse.

 

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.

 

Victims of Internet Crime: Speak Out!

A victim-led site to empower 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.

United States of America

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.

 

Chayn

Chayn is a global non-profit, run by survivors and allies from around the world, creating resources to support the healing of survivors of gender-based violence. They create open, online resources and services for survivors of abuse that are trauma-informed, intersectional, multi-lingual and feminist.

 

Cyber Civil Rights Initiative

A non-profit organisation 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.

Information in other languages

For information about dealing with image-based abuse in Australia, please see eSafety’s resources in our translated resources section.

Last updated: 04/02/2024