We are delighted to announce that StopNCII.org has recently been announced as a finalist in the Equals in Tech Awards hosted by the Equals Global Partnership. StopNCII.org was announced in the ‘‘Improving women's and girls’ digital technology access, connectivity and security’’ category which was selected out of 132 nominations across 54 countries. The winners will be announced on the 12th December 2023 at a ceremony at the ITU headquarters in Geneva.
Equals in Tech Awards
This is the 10th anniversary of these awards that aim to recognise ‘‘initiatives, projects, movements, organizations and institutions around the world working to bridge the gender digital divide.’’ Hosted by the Equals Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age, this network of global partnerships was founded by the International Telecommunication Union, UN Women, the International Trade Centre, GSMA and the United Nations University. Their aim is to promote ‘’gender balance in the technology sector by championing equality of access, skills development and career opportunities for women and men alike.’’
Sophie Mortimer (Revenge Porn Helpline Manager at SWGfL) said:
‘’We are delighted that StopNCII.org has been recognised for this award. Protecting individuals against intimate image abuse can only be supported by global efforts to highlight solutions such as StopNCII.org and along with this recognition, we hope more and more individuals take the initiative and feel empowered to protect themselves when they go online. A huge thank you to the Equals in Tech Awards, we look forward to the announcement ceremony!’’
StopNCII.org can support any adult (18+) across the world who is concerned about their intimate images being shared online without consent. StopNCII.org allows users to create unique identifiers of their images, known as ‘hashes’, without the image (or video) ever leaving their device. The hashes are then submitted to the StopNCII.org bank where they are then shared with the tools participating partners, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Bumble Inc, Reddit, OnlyFans, Aylo and Threads.
If an image is uploaded to the platform that matches the corresponding hash, the image will be moderated. If it meets the criteria of an intimate image, it will be removed and blocked from any further sharing across all partner platforms.