Israel

Israeli court: Alleged child sex abuser to face extradition trial

Australia requested the accused's extradition in 2014 on 74 charges of child sex abuse but the case has dragged on.

Israeli court: Alleged child sex abuser to face extradition trial

AJ Close up

Sexual violence survivor’s journey to justice

After experiencing sexual violence, Vasilisa Komarova succeeds in getting justice through determination.

Sexual assault

Fake pastor raped over a dozen boys in DR Congo: Charity hospital

Thirty-year-old posing as pastor arrested late last month for raping 14 boys, activist tells AFP news agency.

Fake pastor raped over a dozen boys in DR Congo: Charity hospital

South Korea

New arrest amid nationwide anger over S Korea 'sextortion' case

Women call for new laws on digital sex crimes, after Nth Room case exposes vulnerability of young in wired nation.

New arrest amid nationwide anger over S Korea 'sextortion' case

Joe Biden

Tara Reade says Joe Biden should quit US presidential race

Former Senate staffer who alleged ex-vice president assaulted her in 1993 says she'll take a polygraph if he also would.

Tara Reade says Joe Biden should quit US presidential race

Sexual assault

'Bois locker room': Indian teen probed over Instagram rape chats

Delhi boy questioned following backlash over chat group where students shared photos of girls and talked of gang rape.

'Bois locker room': Indian teen probed over Instagram rape chats

Joe Biden

Biden denies ex-staffer Tara Reade's sexual assault allegation

Biden says women who 'step forward deserve to be heard', but 'their stories should be subject to appropriate scrutiny'.

US Elections 2020

Democrat Biden faces calls to address sexual assault allegation

A member of Biden's staff in 1990s has accused the US Democrat of assault in an allegation seized on by Trump campaign.

Democrat Biden faces calls to address sexual assault allegation

Africa

'I heard the cries of my mother and sister being raped'

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, rape is widely used as a weapon of war against women, men and children.

DRC's male and female rape survivors share their stories

Opinion

The fight for justice for sexual abuse survivors must go on

The overturning of Cardinal Pell's conviction may feel like a set-back, but there could be a positive impact.

Victor Sande-Aneiros

by Victor Sande-Aneiros

Victor Sande-Aneiros

Asia Pacific

Pell to walk free after Australia court quashes convictions

Highest court overturns conviction of former Vatican treasurer for sexual assault of two teenage boys in 1990s.

Pell to walk free after Australia court quashes convictions

Asia Pacific

Australia's highest court to rule on Pell's appeal next week

Pell, who once helped elect popes, is the highest-ranking Catholic Church official ever convicted of child sex crimes.

Australia's highest court to rule on Pell's appeal next week

India

India hangs four men over 2012 Delhi bus gang rape and murder

The four men, sentenced to death in 2013, have been executed at Tihar jail after their clemency pleas were rejected.

Sexual assault

Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in landmark #MeToo case

Sentence comes after the former Hollywood producer was convicted of sexual assault and third-degree rape.

North Korea

UN's Bachelet alleges sex abuse in North Korea detention centres

Human rights chief says alleged rights violations took place under 'direct authority' of top officials in Pyongyang.

UN's Bachelet alleges sex abuse in North Korea detention centres