Between 2020 and 2022, over 60,000 pieces of sexual content were reported to the Revenge Porn Helpline. In this video Folami Prehaye, Founder of Victims of Image Based Crime shares her own experiences of image based abuse and highlights both long and short term impacts on victims to illustrate how organisations can provide trauma-informed support.
Sex workers have long been victims of social polarisation, underpinned by a confusion around the criminal offence of sex work. In a 2016 study involving 240 sex workers in the UK, 49% said they were “unconfident” that the police would take their reports of violence seriously. In this video, DCI Cheryl Rhodes explains how Merseyside Police has expanded the local definition of hate crime to include sex work, and the steps they have taken to coordinate services for victims of sexual violence within the sex work industry.