Upskirting refers to the act of taking a photograph (also known as a “creepshot”*) of underneath a person's skirt without their permission. Upskirting is an alarmingly common occurrence and is usually performed in a public place, which is often crowded, which makes it hard to spot people taking such images.
As a victim of upskirting and knowing so many others, it has become a bit alarming that we have learned that upskirting is not a prosecutable offence. You cannot serve jail time for it as it is not considered a crime. It has been promised to have been put forward to Stormont since 2018 but enough is enough. When women return to normality, we REFUSE to have to fear the man beside us and what he’s doing with the phone so low. Upskirting and other sexual offences are absolutely disgusting.
This petition calls for upskirting to be criminalised under the Sexual Offences Order 2008 and finally give women the justice they so deserve.