In a small Pacific country, with close-knit communities and conservative attitudes, victims of this crime are punished. Crystal, 23, a former student at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fijihad allowed her partner to take intimate pictures of her in It was a decision she would come to regret. Two years later, those pictures were published online in a public Dropbox folder, appearing alongside roughly other images of young Fijian women. Revenge porn, of which Crystal was a victim, is devastating wherever it is experienced.
But in Fiji, a Pacific nation with a population of just under one million, closely-knit communities and conservative attitudes to sex and gender, the social stigma around being a victim of such a crime is particularly pronounced. Revenge porn is one of the issues that the country is grappling with since the explosion of internet access in the country over the last decade.
The country also has one of the highest rates of gender-based violence in the world, with two out of three women in Fiji subjected to some form of physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, double the global average.
According to Roshika Deo, a Fijian feminist activist, women who were the victims of revenge porn were stigmatised because of negative attitudes towards women who engaged in sexual activity.
They stop going to school or work. They become socially ostracised and face violence by members of their family and community. The Pacific project Fiji.
Revenge porn is one of the issues Fiji is grappling with as internet usage becomes more widespread. Supported by.
Sheldon Chanel in Suva. Wed 15 Apr Children in Pacific suffer 'shockingly high' levels of violence, report finds.
Horrific viral video reveals 'crisis' of school bullying in Fiji. Reuse this content.