Presentation Descriptions

 

Day 1 (Wednesday, February 8 from 1:00 to 3:30 pm ET)

 

Troubling Myths about Nonconsensual Intimate Image Distribution

Presented by: Alexa Dodge 

In this presentation, Dr. Alexa Dodge will explain the issue of nonconsensual intimate image distribution and discuss the different forms that this act can take. She will break down some of the common myths about nonconsensual distribution, with a specific focus on critiquing harmful victim blaming/shaming myths that are often expressed in responses to this issue. She will also provide insight into how to best support those impacted by nonconsensual distribution and will share helpful resources for frontline service providers and victims.  

Thinking Through Intersectionality and Consent in the Context of Non-Consensual Intimate Image Distribution

Presented by: Julia Chan

This talk will consider how intersectional concerns and various forms of oppression intersect with popular understandings of non-consensual intimate image distribution (NCIID), including questions of race, gender, ability, class, and sexuality. In particular, it will provide a closer look at the complexity of consent in relation to NCIID, identity, and broader questions of image consumption within Western culture.

Same But Different: Understanding the Realities of Non-Consensual Intimate Image Distribution Across Diverse Communities

Panelists: Christopher DietzelRaine Liliefeldt, Faye Mishna, and Kate Sinclaire

This moderated panel discussion explores experiences of non-consensual distribution of intimate images (NCDII) in diverse communities. Panelists discuss how NCDII occurs in different communities, compounding barriers survivors face in seeking supports, and how service providers can support survivors in a trauma- and violence-informed manner. Key messages for service providers to consider in awareness campaigns about NCDII and promoting healthy sexual expression through technologies are offered.

 

Day 2 (Thursday, February 9 from 1:00 to 3:30 pm ET)

 

What to Expect When Reporting the Distribution of Intimate Images without Consent to Law Enforcement

Presented by: Melissa Carty

In this presentation, Detective Constable Melissa Carty shares the process of reporting non-consensual intimate image distribution to law enforcement. She walks participants through the steps from the initial police investigation to completion in court. In doing so, Melissa answers survivor questions like “What will happen to my device – will it be seized?”, “Who will see the photos?”, and “Will I have to give access to all my accounts?”

Empowering Victims of Online Harassment 

Presented by: Naomi Sayers

Non-consensual distribution of intimate images (NCDII) and further forms of online harassment are often experienced together. This session will discuss the current landscape regarding online harassment and NCDII. It will also offer some tools to help manage your online presence and support further individuals in doing so as well.

Survivor-Centred and Trauma-Informed Responses in Addressing Tech Abuse

Presented by: Hera Hussain

Addressing technology-facilitated gender-based violence, including non-consensual distribution of intimate images, requires focusing on changes in technology, research, and policy. Systems are failing survivors and we need to design interventions that leave no survivor behind. This presentation will share some changes needed and how we can go about it based on intersectional work with thinkers, practitioners, and survivors from around the world collected by Chayn in the Orbits field guide. It will also share online resources to support survivors on their healing and resilience journey.

Strategies to Support Survivors of Image-Based Sexual Violence

Presented by: Rhiannon Wong

Anti-violence programs are often the first survivors turn to for support with their experience of image-based sexual violence such as non-consensual distribution of intimate images.  In this session, we will share strategies that anti-violence workers can use when supporting survivors whose intimate images have been shared without consent.  We will also present some ideas to increase privacy and reduce the risk of harm if survivors choose to share their intimate image with someone with consent.