Intimate Image Abuse Consultation Response (Law Commission)
In May 2021 Muslim Women's Network UK submitted written evidence to the Law Commission's Consultation Paper on Intimate Image Abuse, having previously attended two roundtable meetings with the Law Commission and other stakeholders to provide our thoughts and opinions on issues and to help shape the provisional proposals.
In our evidence, we have welcomed the proposals but asked that the definition of 'intimate images' is broad enough so as to be able to take into account the cultural factors which may be involved as what is deemed 'intimate' may vary from victim to victim and community to community. Given the very serious risks of forced marriage and honour based abuse which could be involved, it is important to take into account the intersectional experiences of victims so that they can truly be helped and protected.
We have also made the following key points:
The full response can be downloaded above
Jess Phillips MP
MWNUK is courageous because of the uncompromising and fearless positions it sometimes takes when calling out injustice and inequality
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Baroness Sayeeda Warsi
MWNUK’s authenticity comes from knowledge of lived experiences of Muslim women and girls acquired through their helpline, research and members.
Naz Shah MP
They work tirelessly with passion and commitment to make a difference and improve outcomes for some of the most vulnerable women and girls in society.