Australia

Australia apologises to child sex abuse victims

More than 15,000 survivors have given harrowing child sex abuse stories involving thousands of state institutions.

Australia apologises to child sex abuse victims

Pakistan

Pakistan executes Kasur child rapist and murderer

Execution of Zainab Ansari's assailant takes number of state-sanctioned killings to nearly 500 since late 2014.

Pakistan executes Kasur child rapist and murderer

United States

Washington diocese names 31 ex-clergy accused of abuse

List released days after Archbishop Wuerl resigned includes several individuals who've been convicted.

Washington diocese names 31 ex-clergy accused of abuse

Chile

Pope Francis defrocks two Chilean bishops for sex abuse of minors

An abuse and cover-up scandal has engulfed Chile's Catholic Church, with a probe identifying more than 160 abusers.

Sexual assault

'Misconceptions of assault playing out on public stage'

Tarana Burke says #MeToo has come a long way, but misconceptions about sex assault continue to play out on public stage.

MeToo founder: Kavanaugh debate shows 'more education is needed'

United Nations

UN pledges to eradicate peacekeeper sex abuse

Sex abuse scandals have caused immense damage to UN's reputation, particularly in Haiti and Central African Republic.

UN pledges to eradicate peacekeeper sex abuse

Vatican

Church official urges pope to resign over abuse coverup

Archbishop levels 'extraordinary' allegations as Catholic Church leader visits Ireland and 'begs for God's forgiveness'.

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.