Mariana Valente is diretor of InternetLab, a think tank on Internet policy based in São Paulo, Brazil, a lawyer, and holds a PhD in Sociology of Law from the University of São Paulo. She has been researching and writing about women's rights online, online violence against women, and access to knowledge in the south.
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Do we need new laws to address non-consensual circulation of intimate images: the case of Brazil
The choice between developing new laws and frameworks for cyber offences or to work with existing laws is a dilemma faced in many countries in the global South. In this article, the legal solutions to non consensual intimate images are examined from the perspective of women who have been victimised. What do we want and expect from our legal and judicial mechanisms? How can these be more...