Fault Lines

In Bad Faith: Child Sex Abuse and the Catholic Church

Child victims of abuse by a Catholic priest call on New York City's most influential cleric to remove him from ministry.

Pakistan

Fair trial concerns plague Pakistan sexual assault cases

Family and lawyer of Pakistani man executed for rape and murder of six-year-old girl say he never received a fair trial.

Fair trial concerns plague Pakistan sexual assault cases

US & Canada

Officials arrest 338 worldwide in dark web child porn bust

The website relied on the bitcoin cryptocurrency to sell access to videos depicting child sexual abuse.

Officials arrest 338 worldwide in dark web child porn bust

Opinion

Anonymity is a necessary tool for India's #MeToo movement

Anonymous social media accounts that provide a safe space for women to talk about sexual abuse deserve protection.

M Neelika Jayawardane

by M Neelika Jayawardane

M Neelika Jayawardane

US & Canada

Pope Francis accepts resignation of NYC bishop accused of abuse

Auxiliary Bishop John Jenik denied the allegation when it was first brought to the New York City archdiocese last year.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of NYC bishop accused of abuse

United Kingdom

British MP makes emotional plea to abuse survivors

During parliament speech, Rosie Duffield appeals to fellow domestic-abuse survivors to reach out if it is safe to do so.

British MP shares personal experience of domestic abuse

REWIND

Cambodia's Orphan Business: The Dark Side of 'Voluntourism'

Tourists volunteering in Cambodian orphanages may be unwittingly fuelling an industry that exploits children for profit.

AJ Impact

Iran is taking steps to combat sexual harassment in the workplace

For the first time, an Iranian government agency publishes guidelines to counter sexual harassment and abuse of power.

Iran is taking steps to combat sexual harassment in the workplace

Russia

Russians rally for sisters on trial for killing abusive father

The case against the Khachaturyan sisters has reopened a debate in Russia about domestic violence and self-defence.

Russians rally for sisters on trial for killing abusive father

United States

Jeffrey Epstein found unconscious in New York jail cell: US media

The wealthy financier is being held on charges of sex trafficking dozens of underage girls.

Jeffrey Epstein found unconscious in New York jail cell: US media

United States

US: Jeffrey Epstein denied bail before sex trafficking trial

US judge rules in favour of prosecutors who argue Epstein poses a danger to the community and is a flight risk.

US: Jeffrey Epstein denied bail before sex trafficking trial

In the Field

'I felt I was going to die': Battling domestic violence in Iraq

Corruption and the absence of effective laws prevent survivors of domestic abuse from getting justice and protection.

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