Image-Based Abuse in Australia: Sites of Distribution

Nicola Henry, Anastasia Powell, Tyson Rees, Naomi Pfitzner, Asher Leigh Gevaux Flynn

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report


In this study, we investigated key distribution sites for online non-consensual nude and/or sexual imagery. Overall, our aim was to understand the nature and scope of image-based abuse material appearing on these sites. Examining the distribution sites represents an important companion to research that involves to victim surveys and interviews since victims of image-based abuse can only report on instances where they have become aware that images have been taken and/or distributed without their consent. This research investigates websites that victims may be unaware of, and thus unable to report on, in both qualitative and quantitative research projects.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherOffice of the eSafety Commission
Commissioning bodyOffice of the eSafety Commissioner
Number of pages61
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2017


  • image-based sexual abuse
  • revenge pornography

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