Submissions for Campaign Against Sexual Harassment & Intimate Image Abuse
- Have you ever experienced sexual harassment on public transport in Shetland? This includes the bus service, school buses, ferries, flights and more.
- Have you ever experienced sexual harassment in a public place in Shetland? This includes in the street, in pubs or venues, in school corridors, at events and more.
- Have you ever had your sexual images of you shared without your consent?
Following on from #WisToo, The Compass Centre, also known as Shetland Rape Crisis, is curating a digital and print awareness-raising project focused on experiences of sexual harassment and intimate image abuse in Shetland.
Submissions will inspire the creation of a campaign that will appear on buses across the Isles and on social media.
If you have been affected by sexual harassment and/or intimate image abuse and you feel comfortable sharing your story anonymously for the purposes outlined above, then you are invited to do so in the link provided below.
Please read the text below in full before choosing to make a submission.
By making a submission you are consenting to your submission being used for the purposes outlined below. Once the campaign has been created, submissions unfortunately cannot be withdrawn, so please consider carefully if you are ready to tell your story in this manner. Submissions can be altered/removed until 7th October 2022 by using the form titled "Contact us about your submission".
What is Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment is any words or actions of a sexual nature that are not wanted or agreed to. It may include, but is not limited to: cat-calling / wolf-whistling / other street harassment, unwanted comments of a sexual nature, unwelcome sexual advances, and unwelcome comments based on your gender and/or sexuality. Sexual harassment can occur in person, digitally, or even over the phone.
What is Intimate Image Abuse?
Intimate image abuse consists of intimate images (photos, video, and/or audio recordings) of you being shared without your consent, or threats to share these. This may include, but is not limited to: intimate images that are originally sent with consent but then further shared and/or kept without consent, intimate images taken without your knowledge or consent, and threats to create and/or share intimate images if you do not comply with the perpetrator’s wishes. The sharing of intimate images often forms a part of wider abuse and is sometimes known colloquially as “revenge porn.”
The closing date for submissions is: Friday 30th September 2022
After the closing date, we will look through the submissions to ensure that anonymity is upheld and that they contain no identifiable information. This means that certain words or phrases may be taken out or changed to allow the story to remain anonymous. Please be prepared that your story might look slightly different in the final campaign because of this
After this, a few extracts will be chosen for our campaigns on public transport, and all submissions will be published in a digital document on our website to ensure that all voices are heard.
We take confidentiality very seriously. The only people who will access submissions will be the allocated staff members at The Compass Centre who are managing the campaign. If any identifiable information is provided in your story, this will be removed to preserve your, and others, anonymity and safety.
Exceptions to Confidentiality
The only exceptions to our Confidentiality Policy are situations relating to the protection of children or adults at risk, and/or situations where someone’s life is in danger. If your submission highlights a child or adult protection concern, or an immediate risk to someone’s life, then it is our duty to report this for appropriate follow-up.
Please note, submissions to this project are for the purposes of the project only. If you have concerns about an adult or child, please contact: Duty Social Work, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm: 01595 744420. Outside office hours: 01595 695611. Police: 101. Children’s Reporter: 0131 244 3780
If you would like to make a submission, please follow the below link:
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