Latin America

Male aggressors in El Salvador get prison, and masculinity class

Country's courts focusing on gender-based crimes take a two-pronged approach to sentencing: punish and rehabilitate.

Male aggressors in El Salvador get prison, and masculinity class

Human Rights

Mexican writers, journalists, actors denounce abuse against women

#MetooEscritoresMexicanos and #MeTooPeriodistasMexicanos trend in country where violence against women is prevalent.

Mexican writers, journalists, actors denounce abuse against women

United States

Las Vegas: Homeless youth most vulnerable to sex trafficking

Survivors of the illegal sex trade say the city's culture and high rates of homelessness give traffickers the advantage.

Las Vegas: Homeless youth most vulnerable to sex trafficking

Asia Pacific

Australia: Cardinal George Pell to be sentenced on Wednesday

Pell's conviction has sent shock waves through the Catholic church.

Europe

France convicts top Catholic official over sex abuse cover-up

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin found guilty of failing to report the abuse of a minor by Reverend Bernard Preynat.

Sexual assault

Arizona senator says she was raped while in US Air Force

Senator Martha McSally said she was sexually assaulted by a superior officer during her time in the Air Force.

Arizona senator says she was raped while in US Air Force

US & Canada

Singer R Kelly pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges

The R&B artist is charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse involving three teenage girls and a woman.

Singer R Kelly pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges

Vatican

Cardinal admits Church files on paedophile priests 'destroyed'

At key Vatican conference, Cardinal says files on priests who sexually abused children were destroyed or never compiled.

Cardinal admits Church files on paedophile priests 'destroyed'

Vatican

Pope calls for 'concrete measures' against child abuse

Pope Francis opens summit as new allegations hound Indian cardinal who organised the four-day event.

Vatican

Vatican summit on child sex abuse: Five things to know

After decades of religious figures sexually assaulting children, Pope Francis attempts to resolve crisis.

Vatican summit on child sex abuse: What to expect

Latin America

Former Costa Rica president accused of sexual abuse

Second woman to file criminal complaint against former Costa Rican president and Nobel laureate, alleging sexual abuse.

Ex-Miss Costa Rica accuses Oscar Arias of sexual abuse

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone's president declares rape a national emergency

Statistics revealed the reported cases of sexual and gender-based violence nearly doubled last year in the country.

Sierra Leone's president declares rape a national emergency

Bangladesh

'Hercules' vigilante kills suspected rapists in Bangladesh

Rights groups fear extrajudicial killings after at least three rape suspects found murdered in the past two weeks.

'Hercules' vigilante kills suspected rapists in Bangladesh

Scotland

Scottish ex-leader Alex Salmond charged with attempted rape

Former Scottish National Party head charged with two counts of attempted rape and multiple sexual assaults.

Scottish ex-leader Alex Salmond charged with attempted rape

Canada

Canada: Saudi accused of sexual assault disappears before trial

Authorities fear Mohammed Zuraibi al-Zoabi, 28, may have left the country with help from the Saudi embassy.

Canada: Saudi accused of sexual assault disappears before trial