Image-based abuse | Nicola Henry and Karen Bentley
‘Revenge porn’ is a media-generated term that is used to refer to the non-consensual sharing of intimate images by jilted ex-lovers on social media or via mobile phones. While this term has been instrumental in raising attention to new forms of technology-facilitated abuse, many reject the term as being overly narrow and misleading. Increasingly the preferred alternative term is image-based abuse or image-based sexual abuse. This presentation explores the terminology challenges, as well as the scope, nature, prevalence, causes and impacts of image-based sexual abuse. Responses to this issue are also explored, including civil and criminal justice responses, primary prevention campaigns, and other mechanisms that aim to provide some relief to victims.
What’s hAPPening in the world of apps | Kaofeng Lee
Panelists: Amanda Karpeles (Safe Tag), Emily Maguire (SmartSafe+), Rina Garner (Daisy)
This workshop will examine three popular smartphone apps that can be useful for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Developers of these apps will discuss their apps’ purpose, how they work, and take questions from the audience.
Attendees are welcome to download the app before they attend the session:
Legal responses to technology-facilitated domestic violence | Helen Campbell and Leanne Sinclair
It can be tricky trying to figure out what legal options your clients have when they are victims of technology-facilitated abuse. This session will cover the legal implications and remedies relating to technology-facilitated abuse in Commonwealth, Victorian and New South Wales jurisdictions, including harassment via technology, non-consensual sharing of images, and stalking/surveillance.
Uber Listening Session | Cindy Southworth and Uber
Cindy Southworth, with the U.S National Network to End Domestic Violence and a member of the Uber Safety Advisory Board, will join Uber to co-facilitate an optional listening session. We invite you to join us and share your questions, ideas, and concerns about Uber and the role technology plays in on-demand transportation. Uber is a technology application that connects riders and drivers — providing mobility options for riders and flexible economic opportunities for drivers. Women are not just riders in the backseat, but also earning money as drivers behind the wheel.