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

Bangladesh

Bangladesh blocks 20,000 websites in anti-porn 'war'

Social media apps blocked and pornography sites taken down by internet providers as part of government crackdown.

Bangladesh blocks 20,000 websites in anti-porn 'war'

Religion

Pope Francis admits priests, bishops sexually abused nuns

The papal admission followed an outcry last week from the Vatican's women's magazine over the sexual abuse of nuns.

Pope Francis admits priests, bishops sexually abused nuns

United States

Cyntoia Brown, sentenced to life at the age of 16, gets clemency

Brown, whose case drew national US attention, said she was a victim of child trafficking when she killed a man in 2004.

Cyntoia Brown, sentenced to life at the age of 16, gets clemency

Greece

Shocking abuse 'unnoticed' by Greek child protection

Successive governments are structurally unable to organise coherent system of child protection, experts say.

Greece child protection services 'disjointed and inadequate'

Special series

Crimea: Russia's Dark Secret

A harrowing look at killings and kidnappings undertaken by Russia to scare off Crimea's Muslim Tatars.

Europe

Pope: Church will 'never again' ignore sex abuse

Francis on Friday dedicated his annual Christmas speech to the Vatican bureaucracy to abuse.

Pope Francis urges abusive priests to turn themselves in