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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

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