Human Rights

The slow road to justice for India's rape victims

Despite promises to fast-track rape cases, many victims and survivors in India must wait years for a glimpse of justice.

Human Rights

UN: Over 100 sexual assault cases in South Sudan's Juba

Report details "deeply disturbing" cases of rape and gang-rape by soldiers and men in plain clothes in Juba.

Central African Republic

UN: Dealing with rape in Central African Republic

As UN debates for its new secretary general, sex assault by peacekeepers in CAR must be eradicated once and for all.


German parliament adopts tougher rape law

"No means No" legislation classifies groping as sex crime, makes it easier to report rape and deport foreign offenders.


Qatar to deport Dutch woman convicted of illicit sex

Tourist who said she was drugged and raped in Doha to be sent back to the Netherlands after "fornication" conviction.


Qatar: Dutch woman who alleged rape to appear in court

Tourist held since March after reporting being drugged and raped likely facing charges of having sex out of marriage.


India orders panic buttons for women installed on buses

New law is part of measures taken in response to 2012 gang rape in New Delhi that triggered global condemnation.

Latin America

Brazil teenage girl raped by 30 men speaks out

Sixteen-year-old victim of attack, which was filmed and posted online, recounts ordeal as police chief takes over case.

Arts & Culture

Indians decry Hindu leader's temple rape comment

Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati says allowing women into temple in Maharashtra will lead to more rapes.

Central African Republic

'Sickening' sex abuse alleged in CAR by UN peacekeepers

UN and French peacekeepers accused of grim abuses in restive African nation, including bestiality with children.


Thailand's new TV rules to check sexual violence

Many soap operas are adapted from Thai novels in which rape of female protagonists is commonplace.

Crimes against humanity

Ex-Congolese VP Jean-Pierre Bemba guilty of war crimes

ICC says Bemba guilty of commanding militia that went on a murder, rape and pillage spree in Central African Republic.


Japan protests alleged rape by US sailor

Rape accusation the latest incident to heighten tensions on southern island that houses about 25,000 American troops.


DRC military officers decry rape doctor documentary

Dr Denis Mukwege has helped thousands of women raped in war, but army officials say a film about him dishonours them.


India: Teenage girl raped, set ablaze

15-year-old girl fights for her life with burns on 95 percent of her body as sexual assaults continue in India.