Women's Rights

Violence against women: 'I have learned not to fear'

Mayan women share challenges they face every day in Guatemala, which has one of the highest femicide rates in the world.

Violence against women: 'I have learned not to fear'

Opinion

The women who fear saying #MeToo

The global conversation on sexual harassment and gender violence should include undocumented women, too.

Michele LeVoy

by Michele LeVoy

Michele LeVoy

Opinion

When police officers rape

A case of alleged rape by police officers has once again put the culture of impunity in the NYPD under spotlight.

Kim Kelly

by Kim Kelly

Kim Kelly

Opinion

Let's face it: We have an epidemic of sexual harassment

Harvey Weinstein's case is just the tip of the iceberg.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Opinion

Abu Ghraib: The legacy of torture in the war on terror

Abu Ghraib prison was closed in 2014, but its horrendous legacy lives on.

Maha Hilal

by Maha Hilal

Maha Hilal

Abuse

Cruel cycle of domestic violence and homelessness in LA

Working to change LA's overprotective system that leaves survivors of abuse trapped in a cycle of homelessness.

Cruel cycle of domestic violence and homelessness in LA

Pope Francis

Pope sacks Vatican cardinal handling abuse cases

Gerhard Mueller relieved of duties just days after pope aide Pell was charged with child sex abuse.

Pope sacks Vatican cardinal handling abuse cases

Canada

Canadian PM urges pope to apologise for native abuse

Reconciliation with indigenous people necessary for healing after 'residential school' horrors, Justin Trudeau says.

Trudeau invites pope to Canada for apology to natives

Magazine

My piece of sky: Stories of child sex abuse

Inspired by her own experience of sexual abuse, one photojournalist began documenting the victims and the perpetrators.

Stories of child sex abuse in South Africa

Africa

Grim torture images ignite anger against Ugandan police

Photos circulating online show detained mayor hospitalised with gaping wounds on his swollen knees and ankles.

Grim torture images ignite anger against Ugandan police

Human Rights

Mass graves in Ireland: A long history of Church abuse

When infant remains were found in a former home for unwed mothers last month, it didn't come as a surprise to everyone.

Mass graves in Ireland: A long history of Church abuse

Asia

UN raises concerns over abuses, torture in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka slow in addressing atrocities, UN says, calling for a clear timeline for prosecuting crimes during civil war.

UN raises concerns over abuses, torture in Sri Lanka

Human Rights

Tunisia security forces accused of harassment, torture

Tunisia denies policy of torture by state forces after group says rise in 'brutal tactics' threatens democratic reforms.

Amnesty accuses Tunisia security forces of abuses

Sexual assault

4,444 children 'abused' by Australian Catholic priests

More than 1,250 Catholic priests accused of child sex abuse in Australia with few allegations pursued in cover-up drive.

'Shocking' scale of Catholic Church sex crimes revealed

Greece

Women fear 'violence and rape' in Greece refugee camps

Study casts light on conditions women endure in refugee camps as they attempt to reach northern Europe.

RRDP: Women fear violence and rape in refugee camps