We’re a small team of interdisciplinary feminist researchers from the Social and Global Studies Centre at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Our vision is to translate research into practical outcomes and benefits, including more robust and effective legal, policy, educational and corporate responses to image-based abuse. Our feminist ethics of care approach is victim-survivor-centric, trauma-aware and intersectionality-focused.
The project is funded by an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship. Led by Professor Nicola Henry, the project investigates the effectiveness of digital tools and interventions to detect, prevent and respond to image-based abuse. The project involves: a digital ethnography of online websites where intimate images are being shared without consent; victim and stakeholder interviews; online surveys; and an AI chatbot called Una.