Asia

Aid worker jailed in Nepal for child sexual abuse

A Canadian national sentenced to nine years in jail a month after he was convicted of sexually abusing children.

Aid worker jailed in Nepal for child sexual abuse

United States

Billionaire American faces child sex-trafficking charge

US financier appears in court on Monday for allegedly molesting underage girls for years and faces life in prison.

Jeffrey Epstein faces sex trafficking and conspiracy charges

Saudi Arabia

Saudi women's rights activists appear in 'terror' court

Prominent activist Samar Badawi among those to face charges linked to their human rights efforts in the kingdom.

Saudi women's rights activist Samar Badawi appears in court

Refugees

From child bride to domestic abuse survivor to refugee

Laila* was married off at 13 and abused by her husband in Pakistan. If the UK deports her, she fears he will kill her.

From child bride to domestic abuse survivor to refugee

Afghanistan

Former Afghan football president gets life ban over sexual abuse

Keramuddin Keram accused by at least five Afghan female football players of repeated sexual abuse between 2013 and 2018.

Former Afghan football president gets life ban over sexual abuse

Australia

Top aide to pope appeals child sex convictions

Former aide to pope serving a six-year sentence for sexually abusing two choirboys appears in Victoria Supreme Court.

Australian Cardinal George Pell appeals child sex convictions

Asia Pacific

Japanese man arrested for using stun gun to discipline children

Kitakyushu city resident admitted to using a stun gun on his two daughters, aged 17 and 13, and 11-year-old son.

Japanese man arrested for using stun gun to discipline children

Vatican

Pope Francis orders priests and nuns to report sex abuse

New church law requires clergy to report suspicions of sexual abuse by clerics of any level.

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