The UK government is all set to make ‘upskirting’ a punishable offence. The offenders will get up to two years in prison in England and Wales for secretly taking photos up a woman’s skirt.
The legislation awaits approval from the Queen after getting passed by the House of Lords.
The campaign for the move was launched by 26-year-old Gina Martin who was targeted at a festival in 2017.
The Voyeurism Bill received its Third reading in the House of Lords this afternoon so it should soon be on the Statue Book
Victims of upskirting will now get justice and the perpetrators will be brought to justice pic.twitter.com/rMCUQbE3iN
— Baroness Anita Gale (@BaronessGale) January 15, 2019
Campaigners had argued that existing laws for voyeurism, public decency and public order did not provide enough scope for a conviction.