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".

Pope`s finance chief ready to appear at Australia child abuse inquiry

 Pope Francis` finance chief said he was willing to give evidence at a child abuse inquiry in his native Australia, as the country`s most notorious paedophile priest gave evidence Wednesday.

Argentine court eases child abuser's punishment

An Argentine appeals court has touched off protests by reducing the sentence of a man convicted of abusing a six-year-old boy, on grounds that the victim was a homosexual who had previously been abused by his father.

UN asks why France didn't probe sex abuse claims earlier

The US ambassador to the United Nations is calling for an impartial investigation into the way that child sexual abuse allegations against French soldiers in the Central African Republic have been handled. Meanwhile, the UN human rights chief is asking why France didn't move more quickly to pursue the claims.

Poorna Jagannathan opens up about sexual abuse

 Poorna Jagannathan, actress, producer and daughter of a diplomat, has shared her horrific experiences of sexual abuse as a child and as a young adult.

Salman's ex-flame Somy Ali was sexually abused in childhood!
Salman's ex-flame Somy Ali was sexually abused in childhood!

Salman Khan's ex flame and former actress Somy Ali has hogged the limelight recently after an interview to a leading daily.

Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years for child abuse

Glam rock star Gary Glitter was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Friday after being found guilty of abusing three young girls in the latest child sex scandal to bring down a former icon of Britain`s entertainment world.

Parents shot at by 3-year-old son charged with child abuse

The parents of a three-year-old boy, who while playing with a handgun accidentally shot them both in a hotel room in New Mexico, have been charged with child abuse.

Pope tells clergy 'never try to cover up child abuse'

Pope Francis has sent Catholic clergy a powerful reminder of their duty to stamp out sexual abuse of children by priests, warning that they must never let a fear of scandal lead to cover-ups.

An app that helps detect child abuse

App developers have created a software that would help parents keep a check on child abuse.

Shocking: Horrific child abuse caught on camera at South Korea nursery

The CCTV footage that went viral shows a teacher at a day-care centre in Incheon slapping a four-year-old girl so hard that she flies through the air and hits the floor.

Child Rights to be maintained at all cost: Virbhadra Singh

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday underlined the need to protect the Child Rights and said "it was essential to monitor child abuse and trafficking under Right to Protection."

Bihar orphanage head jailed for sexual abuse

A Bihar court Thursday sentenced the head of an orphanage to 10 years in prison for sexual abuse of children, a government lawyer said.

Orphanage manager held guilty for sexual abuse of children in Bihar

A court in Bihar's Vaishali district on Wednesday held the manager of an orphanage guilty for sexual abuse of children at a home being run by him in a village under Patedhi Belsar block.

Innocence abused as minor girls in Bihar combat rape and pregnancy-Part 2

12 incidents of rapes of underage girls have been reported in the last one year in three villages in Katihar, Bihar.

Innocence abused as minor girls in Bihar combat rape and pregnancy

12 incidents of rapes of underage girls have been reported in the last one year in three villages in Katihar, Bihar.