Sexual assault

US colleges under the spectre of sexual assault

Betsy DeVos' move to rescind Obama era Title IX guidelines raise concerns rape survivors will fall back into silence.

US colleges under the spectre of sexual assault

Asia

Protests in India after schoolboy's murder in Gurugram

Seven-year-old found inside school toilet with his throat slit after bus conductor allegedly sexually assaulted him.

Protests in India after schoolboy's murder in Gurugram

India

Ten-year-old rape victim delivers baby in India

Refused abortion by the Supreme Court, child repeatedly raped by uncle gives birth by Caesarean section.

Ten-year-old rape victim delivers baby in India

Asia Pacific

Vatican official faces trial on sexual abuse charges

Cardinal George Pell expected to plead not guilty as he attends first hearing in Australia on historical charges.

Europe

Germany: 547 choir boys abused at top Catholic school

Victims describe time at prison-like school as marked by helplessness and fear, says lawyer probing cases.

Hundreds of Regensburger Domspatzen choir boys abused

Reporter's Notebook

Refugee crisis: 'Gangs run child prostitution rings'

Reports children are sexually exploited emphasise need to ensure refugees are welcomed and receive same care offered to EU citizens.

Asia

Indian police arrest three over sex assault video

Footage showed men groping and pushing two women in Uttar Pradesh as onlookers laughed and filmed the assault.

Indian police arrest three over sex assault video

Asia

India: Men gang-rape woman, smash her skull with bricks

Mother of 23-year-old victim who was killed in attack north of Delhi had alerted authorities about one of the accused.

India: Men gang-rape woman, smash skull with bricks

Latin America

UN votes to end Haiti peacekeeping mission in October

Security Council unanimously votes to replace 2004 mission with a smaller police-only force as stability emerges.

UN votes to end Haiti peacekeeping mission in October

Fault Lines

Haiti By Force

Fault Lines investigates the legacy and impact of sex abuse by UN peacekeepers in Haiti.

Australia

Australia's Anglican Church 'ashamed' about child abuse

Australia's Anglican Church says it is 'ashamed' after a new report reveals the scale of child sex abuse.

Australia's Anglican Church 'ashamed' about child abuse

Europe

Swiss man suspected of abusing 80 boys in Thailand

Suspect admits to taking thousands of pornographic pictures of boys but denies other charges, including molestation.

Swiss man suspected of abusing 80 boys in Thailand

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