Non-Consensual Image Dissemination in Paraguay

The exercise of sexting, which forms part of the right to freedom of expression and sexual and reproductive rights, is currently being carried out by many adults and adolescents. However, this exercise has led to the emergence of situations of violence such as the dissemination of non-consensual intimate images through mobile devices and the Internet, which generally affects women and LGTBQ+ communities more.

This exploratory research analyzes the legal responses offered by the judicial system to victims of this type of violence. It takes several approaches to a holistic understanding of the problem. On the one hand, there is the identification of the current norms, the form of access to justice through semi-structured interviews with experts from the public service, private sector and civil society, and on the other hand, there is the analysis of the sentences in this type of litigation and public consultations on the number of complaints received in the framework of the dissemination of non-consensual intimate images.

This research seeks to collaborate in the generation of public policies that comprehensively address this type of violence, as well as to know, be more efficient and fair in the resolution of what the victim seeks in the judicial system and other state institutions.

It is an investigation by Maricarmen Sequera and Paloma Lara Castro

Download the full investigation here: Non-consensual Intimate Image Diffusion 2021