Anonymity Campaign

GEM Anonymity Campaign Briefing

Anonymity for Victims of Image-Based Sexual Abuse

A campaign to strengthen existing legislation, secure justice and support victim-survivors of all forms of image-based sexual abuse including ‘revenge porn’.

The Centre for Gender Equal Media (GEM) has launched a new campaign seeking anonymity for all victim-survivors of image-based sexual abuse, including ‘revenge porn’.We are also seeking to strengthen existing legislation by including pornographic photoshopping within the law and aim to secure support for all victims from specialist services.

More information on Anonymity in cases of Image-Based Sexual Abuse

Anonymity_IBSAIn this briefing, Clare McGlynn outlines why image-based sexual abuse is a sexual offence and why anonymity is needed.

McGlynn Anonymity ‘Revenge Porn’ 11 July 2016





Letter from the Home Office to the Liberal Democrats

Home Office Letter

In this letter, Karen Brady MP disagrees with the Liberal Democrats proposals to reform the law on ‘revenge pornography’. She argues that revenge porn is not a sexual offence and it does not require anonymity. She goes on to argue that the ‘revenge’ element in revenge porn requires the defendant had the intent to cause distress.


GEM, Erika Rackley and Clare McGlynn, have produced a series of briefings on why Image-based sexual abuse is a sexual offence, why it requires anonymity and why requiring intent to cause distress makes the offence too narrow:


For further information, see our Campaign Briefing below and link here: GEM Anonymity Campaign Briefing ONLINE