SWGfL presents StopNCII.org at the UN Commission on the Status of Women

09 Mar 2023 UK SIC

This week, our partners at SWGfL are attending the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67) to present and announce new updates for StopNCII.org. The Commission on the Status of Women is an annual event which is currently taking place in New York, and is the ‘’principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women.’’

StopNCII.org is a free online tool that prevents the non-consensual sharing of intimate images online, whilst protecting the individual’s privacy and ensuring the intimate content  do not leave the user’s device.

New data shows that over 20,000 adults have created cases on StopNCII.org to prevent non-consensual intimate images and videos from being shared online. David Wright (CEO of SWGfL and Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre) has announced that OnlyFans and Reddit have joined StopNCII.org alongside Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Bumble as industry partners.

David Wright said: ‘’For too long, women and girls have disproportionately experienced online abuse, specifically non-consensual intimate image abuse. We launched the UK’s Revenge Porn Helpline, the first of its kind in the world, back in 2015 that supports any adult experiencing NCII – around 75% of all those that we support are women.”

“The development and release of StopNCII.org was such a significant moment, applying leading edge technology to help discharge the life-changing impact that individuals experience when being threatened with having their most intimate images shared online. Empowering those experiencing intimate image abuse anywhere in the world to regain control is only possible through the participation of platforms.”

“I applaud those platforms partnering with StopNCII.org and look forward to many more stepping up and being counted. The more platforms who integrate StopNCII.org, the more we can all take a global stand against intimate image abuse. After all, everyone should benefit from technology, free from harm.’’

Sophie Mortimer, Revenge Porn Helpline Manager said:

“The Revenge Porn Helpline has been supporting adults in the UK affected by the sharing of intimate images without consent for nearly eight years. In that time, we have supported over 16,000 people who have had their lives devastated by this abuse, and we have removed nearly 300,000 individual images from the internet.”

“But prevention is better than cure, and the development of StopNCII.org not only empowers those facing the possibility of their images being shared, but it continues to slow and reduce the prevalence of resharing of this content. We welcome the commitment by our new industry partners in joining StopNCII.org today: the more platforms that follow suit, the more we can reduce the significant harm caused by this behaviour and liberate people’s lives from the constant fear of devastation.”

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