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.


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.

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 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.


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.

Human Rights

Indian girl dies after being raped and set ablaze

Sixteen-year-old succumbs to severe injuries in New Delhi hospital after assault on roof of family home, police say.

US & Canada

Bishops covered up sex abuse of Pennsylvania children

Cases of sexual abuse over four-decade period by Roman Catholic priests were covered up by US bishops, jury says.


German MPs to discuss New Year's Eve sexual attacks

Parliament commission to question police about assaults reported in Cologne as the number of complaints rises.


German minister: Cologne attacks may be coordinated

As the number of complaints rise, justice minister says assaults on women seem to have been coordinated or prepared.


Rival groups protest in Germany over sex assaults

Angela Merkel proposes tougher laws on criminal asylum seekers as protests turn violent in Cologne.


German police chief sacked over sexual assaults

Cologne police head faced criticism for his force's response to New Year's Eve attacks and robberies by groups of men.

Sexual assault

Germany weighs deportations after sexual assaults

Critics of Merkel's stance towards refugees seize on speculation about nationalities of perpetrators in Cologne attacks.

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.


India gang-rapist freed despite petition

Protesters take to streets as the attacker of an infamous 2012 gang rape of a 23-year-old student is released.