Japan

Sexual assault in Japan: 'Every girl was a victim'

Sexual assault of schoolgirls is commonplace on Japan's public transportation, but now more girls are speaking out.

Sexual assault in Japan: 'Every girl was a victim'

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

Opinion

Sexual assault in the time of Trump

Eight years of progress and funding for programmes countering sexual violence against women are about to be undone.

Gina Benevento

by Gina Benevento

Gina Benevento

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

India

India minister blames 'Western dress' for sex assaults

Politician under scrutiny after blaming victims' clothing for alleged mass molestation incident on New Years Eve.

India minister blames 'Western dress' for sex assaults

slavery

Slavery trafficking victims crippled by fear in UK

Saved from grips of being trafficked into modern-day slavery, victims suffer severe trauma and struggle to move on.

Slavery trafficking victims crippled by fear in UK

Canada

Nearly 1,000 sex assaults reported in Canada's military

About 960 soldiers reported being raped, grabbed, kissed, fondled, or subjected to unwanted advances over the past year.

Nearly 1,000 sex assaults reported in Canada's military

Human Rights

Turkey withdraws child sex assault bill

Turkish Prime Minister Yildirim confirms withdrawal, saying "broad consensus" was needed.

Turkey: Controversial bill on sexual assault withdrawn

India

India: More than 34,000 cases of rape reported in 2015

New figures released by India's crime records bureau show that vast majority of victims knew their attackers.

India: More than 34,000 cases of rape reported in 2015

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.

The slow road to justice for India's rape victims

India

Halting the blow of domestic violence in India

Few of India's abused women seek help. Social workers in Mumbai are trying to change that - one hospital at a time.

Halting the blow of domestic violence in India

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.

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.

Indonesia

Indonesia backs death penalty against child sex abusers

Tough new punishments aimed at combating alarming rate of child sex abuse, but activists say measures will not work.

Indonesia: Death penalty, castration for child rapists

Thailand

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.

Thailand's new TV rules to check sexual violence