“Last week, a 17-year-old from Brazil named Julia Rebecca committed suicide after video of her having sex with other minors was posted online. Police are reportedly unsure who released the recording, and are investigating the case further. Rebecca appears to have been a victim of what’s known as revenge porn: sexual content posted and distributed online without the consent of the person featured, with the purpose of shaming.

“I’m scared but I think this goodbye is forever,” Rebecca tweeted. 

The case has sparked outrage in Brazil, where revenge porn appears to be on the rise. Now, many Brazilians are hoping the attention brought on by Rebecca’s death will pressure their government to pass a bill outlawing revenge porn. A bill introduced to Brazil’s parliament in October would make it illegal to disclose any material containing nude scenes and sex without the victim’s permission. People who break the law would face up to three years in prison or receive a fine.”