Israel

Israeli court: Alleged child sex abuser to face extradition trial

Australia requested the accused's extradition in 2014 on 74 charges of child sex abuse but the case has dragged on.

Israeli court: Alleged child sex abuser to face extradition trial

Human trafficking

Danger lurks in lockdown for survivors of trafficking, violence

Coronavirus lockdowns are physically trapping survivors with abusers, while removing chances for economic empowerment.

Danger lurks in lockdown for survivors of trafficking, violence

Doctor's Note

Doctor's Note: How can we help victims of abuse during lockdown?

Coronavirus has forced many victims of violence to be locked in with their abusers, with nowhere to go to for respite.

Doctor's Note: How can we help victims of abuse during lockdown?

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus lockdowns 'open the door for abusers to come back in'

Domestic violence hotlines and shelters in the US struggle to safely cope with surge in cases amid COVID-19 lockdowns.

Coronavirus lockdowns 'open the door for abusers to come back in'

Opinion

The other death toll from the coronavirus pandemic

The police are harassing, beating and even killing people while enforcing COVID-19 lockdowns across the world.

Eda Seyhan

by Eda Seyhan

Eda Seyhan

Human Rights

'Apartheid was never prosecuted': S Africa's unfinished business

Former President de Klerk's denial that apartheid was a crime against humanity is cause for reflection on Freedom Day.

'Apartheid was never prosecuted': S Africa's unfinished business

Italy

An ominous silence: Domestic violence charities fear for victims

In Italy, therapists say lockdown makes victims harder to reach at a time when their need for help is greater than ever.

An ominous silence: Domestic violence charities fear for victims

Iraq

Iraqi woman allegedly tortured by husband dies: Family

Al-Zubeidi was hospitalised for days before succumbing to her wounds, her sister says.

Iraqi woman allegedly tortured by husband dies: Family

Abuse

Locked down with abusers: India sees surge in domestic violence

As world's largest coronavirus lockdown is extended to May 3, National Commission for Women reports spike in complaints.

Locked down with abusers: India sees surge in domestic violence

Iraq

Outrage over Iraqi woman's alleged torture by her husband

Malak al-Zubeidi says she was lit on fire by her husband and prevented from visiting her parents for eight months.

Outrage over Iraqi woman's alleged torture by her husband

Asia Pacific

Pell to walk free after Australia court quashes convictions

Highest court overturns conviction of former Vatican treasurer for sexual assault of two teenage boys in 1990s.

Pell to walk free after Australia court quashes convictions

Asia Pacific

Cardinal George Pell to find out if bid for freedom successful

The highest-ranking Catholic church figure to be convicted of child sex abuse is in prison in Australia for abusing two choir boys.

Coronavirus pandemic

Global surge of domestic violence since coronavirus lockdowns

UN chief calls on governments to step up prosecution of abusers and set up emergency-warning systems in pharmacies.

Global surge of domestic violence since coronavirus lockdowns

France

As domestic abuse rises in lockdown, France to fund hotel rooms

After the restrictions came into force, cases of violence against women have increased, including two murders.

As domestic abuse rises in lockdown, France to fund hotel rooms

Europe

Spain toughens law against sexual violence

All non-consensual sex will be regarded as rape, with tougher sentences available to judges.

Spain toughens law against sexual violence