Not Just 'Revenge Pornography': Australians' Experiences of Image-Based Abuse: A Summary Report

Nicola Henry, Anastasia Powell, Asher Leigh Gevaux Flynn

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• 1 in 5 Australians have experienced image-based abuse
• Victims of image-based abuse experience high levels of psychological distress
• Women and men are equally likely to report being a victim
• Perpetrators of image-based abuse are most likely to be male, and known to the victim
• Men and young adults are more likely to voluntarily share a nude or sexual image of themselves
• Women are more likely than men to fear for their safety due to image-based abuse
• Abuse risk is higher for those who share sexual sel es, but they are not the only victims
• 1 in 2 Australians with a disability report being a victim of image-based abuse
• 1 in 2 Indigenous Australians report image-based abuse victimisation
• Image-based abuse victimisation is higher for lesbian, gay and bisexual Australians
• Young people aged 16 to 29 years are also at higher risk of image-based abuse
• 4 in 5 Australians agree it should be a crime to share sexual or nude images without permission
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRMIT University
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • image-based sexual abuse
  • revenge pornography

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