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International cooperation

The spread of online sexual images knows no borders.
Therefore, digital sexual violence is not just an issue for one country or one region.

Aid groups need to work together across borders.
We would like to introduce organizations that work in solidarity with PAPUS to combat digital sexual violence.

Korea Digital Sexual Crime Victim Support Center

The Korea Digital Sexual Crime Victim Support Center belongs to the Korea Women's Human Rights Promotion Institute (formerly the Korea Women's Human Rights Promotion Institute). The institute is a special corporation and public institution established in December 2019 under the Basic Act on Gender Equality to professionally and systematically carry out the state's responsibility in preventing violence against women and supporting victims. The institute's purpose is to "eliminate various forms of violence against women in society to realize a gender-equal society, and contribute to improving women's human rights through preventing violence against women and supporting victims." The Korea Digital Sexual Crime Victim Support Center was established in April 2018 to provide specific services to victims of digital sexual crimes, such as support for the removal of illegal images and other content, and counseling. The center provides consultation and removal support, as well as support for investigations, legal, medical, and psychological counseling guidance.
In 2020, the center provided 176,970 cases of assistance to 4,973 victims, of which 93.0% was assistance with removal and 6.7% was consultation assistance.

KCSVRC (Korea Cyber Sexual Violence Response Center)

A non-profit women's human rights movement organization in Korea that has been active since 2017. The center works to resolve issues surrounding sexual violence in cyberspace, specifically by improving policies and systems, providing support to victims, and conducting educational and awareness-raising activities. In 2020, the center provided support to 120 victims.

China National Internet Information Office

This is the national department that manages online information in China. The department operates a website for reporting illegal and inappropriate information, which includes a section for reporting pornography, obscene material, and violations of portrait rights. In 2020, China's internet management departments received 160 million reports (2.288 million reports to the Internet Information Bureau), of which 61.7% were about pornography and obscene material.

Association against Cyber Sexual Exploitation (Anti-Cyber Sexual Exploitation Bot)

This volunteer organization was created in response to the "nth room incident" in South Korea, and is comprised mainly of university and graduate students, lawyers, sexual harassment prevention organizations, and freelancers. Volunteers from the organization are also actively involved in the #MeToo movement, which is being carried out mainly by young people in China. Currently, the organization conducts social awareness activities and research on digital sexual violence through blogs and We Chat, and provides consultation support on an irregular basis.

ACSVAW (Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women)

Founded in 1997, Hong Kong NGO is engaged in activities related to women's rights, gender equality, and sexual violence against women. In 2000, the organization established Hong Kong's first sexual violence crisis response center, Feng Yulan. In addition to reporting to the police, accompanying victims to forensic examinations, counseling, and legal advice, the organization also provides support such as contraception, testing for sexually transmitted diseases, and preventive treatment after victimization. It also provides support to victims to help them regain their self-esteem and to victims of digital sexual violence. In November 2021, Hong Kong implemented the Crimes (Amendment) Ordinance 2021, a law related to digital sexual violence. With the implementation of this law, digital sexual violence such as non-consensual international photography, dissemination, and threats are now subject to criminal penalties.


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