To: Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Justice

Change The Law: No More Naming of Revenge Porn Victims

Change The Law: No More Naming of Revenge Porn Victims

We want the Government to close the legal loophole which means there are currently no laws to stop media outlets naming victims, including the coverage of court cases.
We believe that victims of revenge porn should have the same rights as victims of other types of sexual assault and have their identity protected by law.

Why is this important?

Being a victim of revenge porn is a devastating experience.
It is not fair that victims who take the brave step of pressing charges against their abuser currently risk being named in the media, particularly in coverage of the court case.
We want the Government to change the law to ensure victims get the protection they deserve.

How it will be delivered

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, and revenge porn victim Keeley Richards-Shaw have jointly written to Rt Hon Michael Gove, MP, Secretary of State for Justice, to call for a change in law so that the anonymity of revenge porn victims is legally protected.
Signatures collected during this campaign will be added and presented to Rt Hon Michael Gove, MP, Secretary of State for Justice in due course.

United Kingdom

Reasons for signing

  • This is an area where the law needs to change to protect victims
  • Naming the victims encourages some individuals to look up images of the victims and participate in their humiliation remotely. It's so disappointing that the media voluntarily facilitates this.
  • It is appalling in this "modern" age that such abuse by the media is still allowed.

Updates

2016-07-06 15:21:25 +0100

Thank you for signing our petition
Next week Julia is meeting with Justice Minister Mike Penning to outline the problems with the current law.
As part of her research Julia would like to hear your views on Revenge Porn and has produced a short survey.
The survey is open to everyone, it takes less than two minutes to complete. Please share the link to the survey as widely as possible.
Here's the link:
http://survey.sogosurvey.com/k/SsRTPSVsTUsPsPsP

and thank you for your help and support.

2016-01-07 18:22:14 +0000

10,000 signatures reached

2015-12-18 16:58:23 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2015-12-17 15:00:16 +0000

Thank you very much to everyone who has signed the petition. During the last hour over a thousand people have signed. Please continue to tell your friends and social groups about the campaign. Read Kelley's story at http://www.northyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk/nomorenaming/keeleys-story/

2015-12-17 12:42:29 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2015-12-17 12:25:31 +0000

500 signatures reached

2015-12-16 15:30:40 +0000

Thank you to all 443 of you who have signed our #NoMoreNaming petition.
If you have a moment, please download one of the posters that appear on our website, print it out, take a picture of yourself holding it and share it on Facebook and Twitter.
Here is the link: http://www.northyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk/nomorenaming/publicise-this-campaign/
Thank you once again for your support. Please tell your friends to sign up too.

2015-12-15 13:20:03 +0000

Thank you to the 100 people who have signed up to the #NoMoreNaming campaign within the first four hours. Please tell everyone about http://www.NoMoreNaming.com and ask them to sign the petition

2015-12-15 12:55:10 +0000

100 signatures reached

2015-12-15 09:51:20 +0000

50 signatures reached

2015-12-15 09:48:09 +0000

25 signatures reached

2015-12-15 09:47:14 +0000

10 signatures reached