The revenge porn helpline has taken 2,500 calls in the past year [Image: Frederic J Brown/Getty].

A helpline for victims of online revenge porn is to shut next month after the government cut its funding, according to a Labour MP.

In the past year it has taken 2,500 calls from women and men who say they were victims of revenge porn – the sharing of indecent images without consent – a crime the director of public prosecutions says is contributing to the record number of prosecutions for violence against women and girls.

Sarah Champion, the Labour MP for Rotherham, challenged Justine Greening, minister for women and equalities, over the funding cuts in the Commons.

Source: Revenge porn helpline ‘to close’ as government cuts funding | Society | The Guardian

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