Ireland

The pope will meet child abuse survivors in Dublin. Is it enough?

Pope Francis to land in Ireland on Saturday, but the sexual abuse of children by Catholic figures overshadows his trip.

The pope will meet child abuse survivors in Dublin. Is it enough?

Pope Francis

Online database of accused Irish clergy launched

Ahead of Pope Francis' visit to Ireland, list names clergy convicted or credibly accused of sexually abusing children.

Research group launches online database of accused Irish clergy

Australia

Australian archbishop avoids prison after concealing child abuse

Philip Wilson was sentenced to 12 months for covering up sexual abuse of children by priest from the Catholic Church.

Australian archbishop avoids prison after concealing child abuse

India

Seven-year-old among 34 girls raped at children's home

Doctors confirm sexual abuse at Bihar home, with children reporting being beaten, drugged and scalded with hot water.

India: Seven-year-old among girls raped at shelter in Bihar

Opinion

Gender-based violence and art in the #MeToo era

What is an art institution's responsibility when one of its 'star' artists is violent towards women?

M Neelika Jayawardane

by M Neelika Jayawardane

M Neelika Jayawardane

South Korea

Wife of Korean Air chairman 'sorry' over assault claims

South Korean police summon Lee Myung-hee after more than 10 former and current employees alleged abuse.

Wife of Korean Air chief questioned over assault claims

Opinion

It's time to address online violence against women in India

Online abuse is leaving Indian women feeling vulnerable and not empowered.

Mariya Salim

by Mariya Salim

Mariya Salim

Fault Lines

American Sheriff

Fault Lines investigates the power of US sheriffs and allegations of prisoner neglect and abuse.

Russia

Domestic battery surges in Russia after decriminalisation

Moscow relaxed laws that jailed domestic violence perpetrators, and reported cases of abuse have skyrocketed since.

Domestic battery surges in Russia after decriminalisation

The Listening Post

Victim-blaming and objectification: Sexism in Italy's media

Why the country's media missed its 'Harvey Weinstein moment'.

Aboriginal Australians

Is Australia creating a new stolen generation?

A decade after Australia's stolen generations apology the number of indigenous children in out-of-home care has doubled.

Reporter's Notebook

Young, vulnerable and alone: Inside the maid trade

Despite an official ban and widespread condemnation, the trade of underage girls from Myanmar to Singapore continues to thrive.

Pakistan

Pakistan village scarred by largest child abuse scandal

Victims of paedophile and pornography ring in Punjab's Kasur wait for justice years after being sexually assaulted.

Hussain Khanwala: Village scarred by child abuse scandal

Women's Rights

Will Morocco's new law protect women from violence?

Legislation criminalises violence against women, but some claim law falls short, leaving domestic abuse victims at risk.

Will Morocco's new law protect women from violence?

Opinion

Humanitarian aid system is a continuation of the colonial project

To fix the flawed humanitarian system, practitioners need to collaborate with affected populations as equal partners.

Janaka Jayawickrama

by Janaka Jayawickrama

Janaka Jayawickrama