Football

Footballers boycotting social media face 'racist abuse'

Players taking part in anti-racism campaign faced online abuse, football union says, urging platforms to take note.

Footballers boycotting social media face 'racist abuse'

Witness

Gateless: A Story of Child Sex Abuse in Cambodia's Temples

A young man seeks justice after being abused in a Buddhist temple in Cambodia.

Women's Rights

US House approves domestic violence bill amid dispute over guns

The bill includes a provision making it easier to take away guns from violence offenders if they are not a spouse.

US House approves domestic violence bill amid dispute over guns

Europe

Pope issues new legislation against child sexual abuse in Vatican

New rules require immediate reporting of abuse allegations, part of Church's efforts to address wave of scandals.

Pope issues new legislation against child sexual abuse in Vatican

Abuse

Chile court orders Catholic Church to compensate abuse victims

The unprecedented ruling comes amid an ongoing clerical sex abuse scandal engulfing deeply religious Chile.

Chile court orders Catholic Church to compensate abuse victims

Australia

Vatican official given 6 years for 'appalling' abuse

Judge accuses high-ranking Catholic Church official of 'callous indifference' to the suffering of two boys he molested.

Australian Cardinal George Pell jailed six years for abusing boys

Women's Rights

All-women Argentina tango festival calls for end to machismo

A male-dominated art, saturated with anti-women lyrics, is being reinvented by women in Buenos Aires.

All-women Argentina tango festival calls for end to machismo

Asia Pacific

Australia: Cardinal George Pell to be sentenced on Wednesday

Pell's conviction has sent shock waves through the Catholic church.

Women's Rights

Tackling domestic violence: Inside Sierra Leone's Husband School

Husband Schools in Sierra Leone are taking on domestic violence by teaching men about women's health and gender issues.

Witness

Sierra Leone: The Husband School

Trying to tackle sexual violence in Sierra Leone, one man teaches men how to be better husbands.

Australia

Top aide to pope convicted of child sex crimes in Australia

Cardinal George Pell found guilty in December of abusing two choirboys in 1996.

Vatican

Pope calls for 'all-out battle' against child sex abuse

Pope's speech lacked concrete measures except for a pledge to toughen laws against online child pornography.

Vatican

Vatican abuse meeting: Victims demand meaningful reform

Clerical sex abuse survivors are demanding accountability for religious officials who turned a blind eye on decades of abuse.

Vatican

Cardinal admits Church files on paedophile priests 'destroyed'

At key Vatican conference, Cardinal says files on priests who sexually abused children were destroyed or never compiled.

Cardinal admits Church files on paedophile priests 'destroyed'

Vatican

Vatican summit on child sex abuse: Five things to know

After decades of religious figures sexually assaulting children, Pope Francis attempts to resolve crisis.

Vatican summit on child sex abuse: What to expect