Human Rights

Indian police arrest 15 in rape of mother, daughter

The gang rape of the mother and her 14-year-old daughter over the weekend has sparked outrage across the country.

Human Rights

UN: Over 100 cases of sexual assault in S Sudan capital

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


India fits panic buttons on buses to stop sex attacks

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

Latin America

Brazilian teen gang-rape victim speaks out

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


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.

Sexual assault

India police to troll sex offenders on New Year's Eve

Police to send text messages to 600,000 men previously accused of sexual misconduct - ordering them to behave.

Human Rights

Gang-rape prompts protests in Sri Lanka's north

Public anger over sexual assault and murder of schoolgirl spills over into violent demonstration in Jaffna


Kenyans let off lightly after gang-rape get 15 years

Initially sentenced to cutting grass after gang-raping a teenager, three men now have to spend 15 years in prison.

Human Rights

Police in India investigate elderly nun's rape

Five detained for questioning in West Bengal state after sexual assault of 71-year-old nun in convent by robbers.

Human Rights

Elderly nun gang-raped by bandits in eastern India

Woman in her 70s raped by group after she tried to prevent robbery at Christian missionary school in West Bangal state.


Silence speaks as India bans rape film

One of India's biggest TV stations goes mono-colour in protest over the banning of a documentary about rape.


The danger in banning the film on India gang rape

As the memory of the bus attack recedes, there is a danger that the impetus for real change will fade too.

by Aarti Betigeri

Human Rights

India bans film in which rapist blames victim

Film-maker decries censorship as government investigates how gang rapist was allowed to be interviewed in jail.


Delhi gang-rapist stirs anger in film interview

Convicted man says victim should not have been out late at night and that women are more responsible for rape than men.

Human Rights

Arrests in India over rape of Japanese woman

Suspects held in connection to the recent abduction, robbing and gang-rape of Japanese tourist, police say.