Upskirting has been made a criminal offence in England and Wales after an 18-month marketing campaign.
Competition-goer Gina Martin was focused at an outside gig in 2017 when a person put his telephone between her legs and took footage of her crotch.
She reported it to police, however found he had not damaged the legislation.
A invoice to outlaw it has obtained Royal Assent, which means offenders will face being jailed for 2 years and being placed on the intercourse offenders’ register.
Ms Martin instructed the Press Affiliation that it had been “a long time coming”, however stated girls have been “finally protected”.
Ms Martin was watching the The Killers carry out at British Summer time Time music pageant in London’s Hyde Park when the incident occurred.
Just a few days later, she posted about it on Fb and it went viral, with different girls sharing their experiences.
A web-based petition to get her case re-opened obtained 50,000 signatures and she wrote an article for the BBC as she continued to campaign to make it illegal.
Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse gave her help to the marketing campaign and introduced a non-public members’ invoice to the Commons, backing the creation of an upskirting offence.
However Conservative MP Sir Christopher Chope – who regularly speaks out about private members’ bills – shouted “object” and blocked its progress.
Ms Martin stated his intervention “took the campaign stratospheric” and the objection “made people even more angry than they were already”.
Quickly after, Theresa May became involved, calling his actions “disappointing” and promising the federal government would again the marketing campaign,
Days later, the Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) Invoice was put earlier than Parliament.
On Tuesday, it handed its closing stage within the Home of Lords and, from April, police will be capable to arrest individuals on suspicion of upskirting.
Ms Martin stated: “It’s a bit surreal, Royal Assent is the final step in an exhausting amount of work. It’s become part of my life.”
However she added: “There’s a whole lot of work nonetheless to do. A change in legislation is a large factor, it units a precedent nevertheless it does not change individuals’s opinions.
“There’s an enormous job to do in creating narratives round this factor, we nonetheless see ‘smaller’ sexual assaults as not such an issue nevertheless it’s a large problem.
“It has been a long time coming but we are finally protected in every scenario – as we should always have been.”
Theresa Might welcomed the change within the legislation in a tweet.