24 March 2021 - 24 March 2021
12:00PM - 2:00PM
Zoom (Attendees will be sent the Zoom link on the day of the meeting. If you haven't received a link, please check your junk folder)
Cyberflashing – typically where a man sends a penis image to a woman without her consent - is an alarmingly common practice which has been on the rise since the COVID-19 pandemic.
This free webinar will examine the urgent action needed to challenge cyberflashing (also known as sending ‘unsolicited dick pics’) including options for law reform, education and culture change.
With the UK Government currently considering how to regulate Online Harms including cyberflashing, and the English Law Commission consulting on new legislation, this webinar provides a valuable opportunity to hear about the latest developments and contribute to change.
The webinar also coincides with the publication of McGlynn and Johnson’s new book – Cyberflashing: Recognising Harms, Reforming Laws - which is a comprehensive examination of the nature and harms of cyberflashing and makes recommendations for criminal law reform.
Sophie Gallagher, Deputy Lifestyle Editor at The Independent and formerly of the Huffington Post where she published many articles revealing women’s experiences of cyberflashing, generating demands for change.
Jasmine Mohammad, VAWG Advocacy Manager, from the Angelou Centre which provides holistic support for black, minoritised and migrant survivors of domestic and sexual violence and harmful practices.
Professor Clare McGlynn QC (Hon) and Dr Kelly Johnson from Durham University
The event is being co-hosted by Durham University’s Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse and the Gender and Law at Durham, and will take place via Zoom on the 24th March at 12-2pm
New book on Cyberflashing
If you would like to learn more, you can pre-order a copy of McGlynn and Johnson’s new book here: Cyberflashing: Recognising Harms, Reforming Laws, currently for the discounted price of £10.39 (RRP£12.99).
Suggested Charity Donation
Attendance at the webinar is free, however if you can please consider making a donation to one of the following charitable organisations which support those who have experienced online abuse
The Revenge Porn Helpline