Opinion

NGOs should not be allowed to operate above the law

The Oxfam sex abuse scandal demonstrates the urgent need for legal accountability in the humanitarian aid sector.

Sienna Merope-Synge

by Sienna Merope-Synge

Sienna Merope-Synge

Opinion

'But what about the aid worker?'

Cambridge Professor Mary Beard's tweets about the Oxfam scandal expose the violence and fragility of white feminism.

Lisa Tilley

by Lisa Tilley

Lisa Tilley

Asia

Four-year-old 'raped, strangled to death' in Pakistan

Body of girl named as Asma found in sugarcane field in northwest as country reels from rape and murder of Zainab Ansari.

Asma, four, 'raped, strangled to death' in Mardan

United States

Parents charged with chaining 13 children in California home

Police say the children were found malnourished and unwashed, with some chained to their beds.

Pakistan

'Stop blaming victims and shift spotlight to rapists'

Al Jazeera speaks to Pakistani activist Fouzia Saeed in wake of rape and murder case of girl, 7, that shocked Pakistan.

Pakistani activist on why rape victim-blaming must end

Pakistan

Pakistanis protest as police search for girl's killer

Pakistan's police are being criticised for failing to apprehend the man who raped and murdered a seven-year-old girl.

Pakistanis protest as police search for girl's killer

Saudi Arabia

Ethiopian workers 'beaten and robbed' by Saudi police

Undocumented workers say they saw their compatriots shot at and wounded by police when they tried to escape roundups.

Ethiopian workers 'beaten and robbed' by Saudi police

Women's Rights

Violence against women: 'I have learned not to fear'

Mayan women share challenges they face every day in Guatemala, which has one of the highest femicide rates in the world.

Violence against women: 'I have learned not to fear'

Opinion

The women who fear saying #MeToo

The global conversation on sexual harassment and gender violence should include undocumented women, too.

Michele LeVoy

by Michele LeVoy

Michele LeVoy

Opinion

When police officers rape

A case of alleged rape by police officers has once again put the culture of impunity in the NYPD under spotlight.

Kim Kelly

by Kim Kelly

Kim Kelly

Opinion

Let's face it: We have an epidemic of sexual harassment

Harvey Weinstein's case is just the tip of the iceberg.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Opinion

Abu Ghraib: The legacy of torture in the war on terror

Abu Ghraib prison was closed in 2014, but its horrendous legacy lives on.

Maha Hilal

by Maha Hilal

Maha Hilal

Abuse

Cruel cycle of domestic violence and homelessness in LA

Working to change LA's overprotective system that leaves survivors of abuse trapped in a cycle of homelessness.

Cruel cycle of domestic violence and homelessness in LA

Pope Francis

Pope sacks Vatican cardinal handling abuse cases

Gerhard Mueller relieved of duties just days after pope aide Pell was charged with child sex abuse.

Pope sacks Vatican cardinal handling abuse cases

Canada

Canadian PM urges pope to apologise for native abuse

Reconciliation with indigenous people necessary for healing after 'residential school' horrors, Justin Trudeau says.

Trudeau invites pope to Canada for apology to natives