Responding to Non-Consensual Intimate Image Distribution

Thursday, June 24, 2021 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT (UTC–04:00)
Public Event: Virtual Event

Non-consensual intimate image distribution (NCIID), often referred to as “revenge pornography” or “image-based sexual abuse,” is an unforgiving reality that continues to plague the lives of many within today’s digital landscape. Responding to this phenomenon is no simple task given its variable contexts and levels of harm, stressing the importance of multipronged approaches to address this growing form of gender-based violence. 

Join the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) on Thursday, June 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for a panel discussion on NCIID. The panellists will address the impacts that NCIID can have on victims, while also providing an overview of the regulatory models that exist, and where improved solutions are needed within three countries in the Global South.  

This event will be moderated by Ruhiya Seward. She will be joined by experts Grace Mutung’uMichelle Bordachar and Nonhlanhla Chanza who will speak about this issue as it pertains to Kenya, Chile and South Africa, respectively. The experts will offer recommendations and roadmaps for further action within the existing landscape as outlined in CIGI’s latest paper, part of the Supporting a Safer Internet: Global Survey of Gender-Based Violence Online project, titled “Non-Consensual Intimate Image Distribution: The Legal Landscape in Kenya, Chile, and South Africa”. 

Content warning: This event includes discussion of sensitive information related to the non-consensual distribution of intimate images. The event will be recorded and posted on our website, so if you prefer to watch later, that will be an option.

Event Speakers

Senior Program Officer, International Development Research Centre

Grace Mutung’u is a research fellow at the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law at Strathmore University in Kenya.

Michelle Bordachar is a public policy analyst at Derechos Digitales in Chile.  

Nonhlanhla Chanza is a parliamentary liaison officer at the Law Society of South Africa.