US & Canada

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.

by Gina Benevento


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.


India minister blames 'Western dress' for sex assaults

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


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.


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.

Human Rights

Turkey withdraws child sex assault bill

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


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.

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.