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

Special series

The Nobel Interview: Rape as a weapon of war

An exclusive interview with Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege on the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.

Abuse

Nepal's children at risk: Sexual abuse in the aid sector

Is the international aid community doing enough to protect children in vulnerable communities?

Afghanistan

Afghanistan suspends football officials amid abuse allegations

Kabul launched a probe last week into allegations of sexual abuse made by players on the national women's team.

Afghanistan suspends football officials amid abuse allegations

101 East

Nepal's Children at Risk

Investigating rising fears that Nepal has become a target for paedophiles acting under the cover of aid work.

France

French bishops set up 'independent' panel into child sex abuse

The panel would seek 'to understand the reasons which led to the way these affairs were handled'.

French bishops set up 'independent' panel into child sex abuse

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?