United States

US: Jeffrey Epstein denied bail before sex trafficking trial

US judge rules in favour of prosecutors who argue Epstein poses a danger to the community and is a flight risk.

US: Jeffrey Epstein denied bail before sex trafficking trial

US & Canada

US: Prosecutors drop sex assault case against actor Kevin Spacey

Prosecutors say they are dropping the criminal case 'due to an unavailability of the complaining witness'

US: Prosecutors drop sex assault case against actor Kevin Spacey

Women's Rights

El Salvador rape victim jailed for stillbirth goes on trial again

Evelyn Hernandez was sentenced to 30 years for suspected abortion; her conviction was annulled and a new trial ordered.

El Salvador rape victim jailed for stillbirth goes on trial again

Podcast

How a school for husbands in Sierra Leone tackles rape culture

After cases of child rape made headlines this year, the government declared a national emergency around sexual violence.

How a school for husbands in Sierra Leone tackles rape culture

Asia Pacific

Indonesian woman who recorded boss's lewd call gets jail reprieve

Indonesia's attorney general says he has suspended Baiq Nuril Maknun's fine and six-month sentence.

Indonesian woman who recorded boss's lewd call gets jail reprieve

AJ IMPACT

Alex Acosta: Trump labour chief defends Jeffrey Epstein plea deal

Acosta gives no indication he'd resign after calls by Democrats for him to step down over handling of 2008 plea deal.

Alex Acosta: Trump labour chief defends Jeffrey Epstein plea deal

South Sudan

The plight of South Sudanese sexual assault survivors

Hundreds of South Sudanese girls and women were sexually abused during conflict, but government dismisses their claims.

The plight of South Sudanese sexual assault survivors

Women's Rights

Honduran women demand protocol for survivors of sex abuse

Debate over the morning-after pill has prevented the adoption of crucial guidelines for attending to sex abuse survivors

Honduran women demand protocol for survivors of sex abuse

Indonesia

Indonesia: Top court rejects woman's appeal over boss's lewd call

Baiq Nuril Maknun, who was a teacher on the island of Lombok, had complained of getting lewd calls from her boss.

Indonesia: Top court rejects woman's appeal over boss's lewd call

Women's Rights

Guatemala survivors of wartime sexual violence fight for justice

Lawyers vow to appeal after judge rules against Maya Achi women who said they were raped during Guatemala's civil war.

Guatemala survivors of wartime sexual violence fight for justice

Sexual assault

US writer says Trump sexually assaulted her in mid-1990s

US president denies ever meeting E Jean Carroll, who said Trump assaulted her in a dressing room of a department store.

US writer says Trump sexually assaulted her in mid-1990s

Refugees

From Kinshasa to Liverpool: A mother's painful journey to asylum

Four years ago, Marie went to the market in Kinshasa. She returned to an empty house and was sexually abused by police.

From Kinshasa to Liverpool: A mother's painful journey to asylum

Bangladesh

Bangladesh arrests policeman over sharing of harassment complaint

Nusrat Jahan Rafi was allegedly killed after she refused to withdraw sexual assault complaint against her teacher.

Bangladesh arrests policeman over sharing of harassment complaint

US & Canada

US: Larry Nassar's ex-boss at MSU not guilty of sexual misconduct

William Strampel acquitted on sexual misconduct charge but found guilty of neglect of duty and misconduct in office.

US: Larry Nassar's ex-boss at MSU not guilty of sexual misconduct

India

India court jails three for life for rape, murder of Kashmir girl

Gang rape and murder of eight-year-old Muslim girl in 2018 provoked horror and interreligious tensions.