UN says new claims of child abuse by foreign troops in Central Africa

Last year, allegations of sex abuse were levelled at soldiers serving with French and UN missions in the country.

Supreme Court asks Parliament to consider stringent punishment for child abuse convicts
Supreme Court asks Parliament to consider stringent punishment for child abuse convicts

The court also asked Parliament to think of redefining the term “child” in context of rape.

Indian-American mother jailed for child abuse in US

An Indian-origin mother has been arrested in the US on charges of causing serious injuries to her five-week-old girl child that left her with broken ribs and leg.

'Nirbhaya gang-rape case juvenile was victim of sexual abuse as child'
'Nirbhaya gang-rape case juvenile was victim of sexual abuse as child'

An explosive detail has come to light in the Nirbhaya gang-rape case.

Online intolerance: Kerala journo faces threats for writing about madrasa child abuse
Online intolerance: Kerala journo faces threats for writing about madrasa child abuse

Kozhikode-based VP Rajeena is a senior journalist with a prominent Malayalam newspaper.

Pakistan moves toward death penalty for child sex abuse

Pakistan has taken a step towards punishing the sexual abuse of girls with life imprisonment or even death after an influential parliamentary committee voted to amend current laws.

Madras High Court recommends castration for child rape, says present law 'ineffective'

Justice N. Kirubakaran, in a recent order against a British national, made the recommendation to the Centre saying that castration would achieve “magical results” in preventing child abuse.

Abused Pakistani boy jumps before train over 'police apathy'

A 14-year-old boy, who was kidnapped and sexually abused by three men, committed suicide after police in Pakistan's Punjab province refused to help and instead demanded Rs 50,000 to register a case, the victim's father said on Saturday.

UNICEF offers support to Pak as child abuse probe continues

The United Nations' agency for children has offered its support to Pakistani authorities as they open an investigation into widespread abuses against children and called on the government to bring to justice those responsible for the "terrible" crime.

Child abuse: Pak judiciary rejects govt request to form Judicial Commission

Pakistan's judiciary has rejected a request by the Punjab government to form a judicial commission to probe the country's biggest child abuse scandal involving nearly 300 children, citing the ongoing police investigation.

Pakistan sex scandal: What is behind the horror stories
Pakistan sex scandal: What is behind the horror stories

Parents at the centre of a growing child abuse scandal in Pakistan have accused police of failing to do enough to break up a paedophile ring in Punjab province, the prime minister's political heartland.

Lawyer for Pakistan child abuse victims accuses police

 A lawyer for the victims of a major child sex abuse scandal in Pakistan Monday accused police of protecting the culprits, as activists warned the case was only the tip of the iceberg.

IMA to create awareness about anti-child abuse laws among doctors

In the wake of increasing instances of child sexual abuse, Indian Medical Association has drawn up a programme to create awareness among its members and parent-teacher community about various anti-child abuse laws.

Remorseless serial rapist Ravinder Kumar admits killing 40 children

Serial rapist Ravinder Kumar has a history of killing 40 children.

UK opens vast inquiry into historic child abuse

A judge from New Zealand said Thursday that one in 20 children in England and Wales may have been sexually abused as she opened a huge inquiry into accusations of institutional paedophilia during the 1980s.

British politician charged with historic child abuse

British prosecutors on Monday brought 22 charges of abuse against an elderly politician accused of using his position to have sex with young boys.

Religion-based violence major rights problem for India: US

Religion-based societal violence in India was the "most significant" human rights problem in the country in 2014, besides "widespread corruption" and abuses by police and security force, according to a US State Department report.

Pope approves new office to investigate bishops on sexual abuse
Pope approves new office to investigate bishops on sexual abuse

Pope Francis approved on Wednesday an unprecedented Vatican department to judge bishops accused of covering up or not preventing sexual abuse of minors, in an attempt to meet a key demand by victims` groups.

Child abuse costs E Asia, Pacific $209 billion a year: UN report

 Child abuse and neglect are costing countries in East Asia and the Pacific an estimated $209 billion a year, equivalent to 2 percent of the region`s GDP, researchers said on Tuesday in the region`s first study of the economic impact of abuse.

Vatican defends Australian Cardinal in child abuse row

The Vatican on Monday moved to defend its finance chief George Pell after he was accused by one of Pope Francis` commissioners for child protection of being "almost sociopathic".