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6 September, 2016

Julia Mulligan comments on today’s reports about violence against women

Responding to today’s report from the CPS about violence against women, North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan said:

“It’s clear from today’s figures that social media is increasingly being used as a way to threaten and control women – including through so-called ‘revenge porn’ in which intimate images are shared without a victim’s consent.

“I am actively campaigning for victims of this type of image-based sexual abuse to be given anonymity throughout the legal process as a way of encouraging better reporting.

“There is evidence that the prospect of being named in the media deters women from both reporting and following through with prosecutions for this type of crime. They need better protection and that’s what my campaign www.NoMoreNaming.com aims to achieve.”

The CPS report is available on their website at:
http://www.cps.gov.uk/news/latest_news/vawg_report_2016/

Find out more about the #NoMoreNaming campaign