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Rajya Sabha passes POCSO (Amendment) Bill, includes death penalty for child abuse

The POCSO (Amendment) Bill will make punishment more stringent for committing sexual crimes against children including the death penalty.

Jul 24, 2019, 22:08 PM IST

Creating a legacy to fight violence against women

Three women share their stories of strength and how they regained control after their experience with abuse, violence and depression. We are grateful to all the brave survivors who gave us the permission to share their stories, to inspire others and help drive change.

May 20, 2019, 12:30 PM IST

Man held for rape, murder of 3 minor girls in Telangana

Cops say the serial killer, a bachelor, was addicted to alcohol and used to watch porn movies on his mobile phone.

May 01, 2019, 08:16 AM IST

Child abuse, neglect linked to greater risk of suicide in later life

Around one adult in every three has experienced abuse as a child.

Jan 10, 2019, 14:09 PM IST

Child sexual abuse cases surge in Pakistan this year: report

The 'Cruel Numbers Report' having data from January to June 2018 has been compiled the NGO Sahil based on the news stories in the main newspapers all over Pakistan.

Aug 31, 2018, 16:51 PM IST

Catholic bishops in Australia reject compulsory abuse reporting, defying new laws

Visiting Ireland earlier this week, Pope Francis begged forgiveness for the multitude of abuses suffered by victims in Ireland, and he has promised no more cover-ups.

Aug 31, 2018, 12:37 PM IST

Either support victims or paedophiles: Widespread child sexual abuse by US clergy fuels reform assault laws

A grand jury found that 301 priests had sexually abused about 1,000 children over the past 70 years in Pennsylvania. 

Aug 16, 2018, 06:52 AM IST

After Muzaffarpur, alleged sexual abuse of minor boys reported from Arrah shelter home

The incidents came to light after local channels aired purported videos and photographs of inmates at the remand home in Arrah's Dharhara locality.

Aug 02, 2018, 14:15 PM IST

Death penalty for child rape convicts: Lok Sabha passes Criminal Law Amendment Bill

Lok Sabha on Monday passed a crucial bill which promises to not just speed up investigations and trial but stipulates stringent punishment for perpetrators of rape, particularly of girls below the age of 12.

Jul 30, 2018, 20:05 PM IST

Angry over bed-wetting, step-mother brands 7-year-old girl with hot spatula

Seeing the child's discomfort in the class, teachers questioned her and she showed the burn marks on her stomach, thighs and private parts, a teacher at the school said.

Jul 25, 2018, 10:09 AM IST

Chennai 11-year-old rape case: 18 accused thrashed in public, lawyers refuse to defend alleged rapists

The accused persons involve security men, lift operator, plumbers and water suppliers who worked in the apartment where the minor victim lived with her parents. 

Jul 18, 2018, 08:08 AM IST

TISS report nails alleged sexual abuse, torture of children in Bihar government home

The TISS has in its audit report raised questions on how the children home in Muzaffarpur in Bihar was being run.

Jun 03, 2018, 11:26 AM IST

Students accuse Meerut school warden of dressing up as ghost and molesting them

Students say she walks around with her face covered and often tugs at their clothes and mattresses. The warden, Poonam Bharti, has denied the charges and has asked that CCTV footage be examined.

May 23, 2018, 07:08 AM IST

12 acquitted of child abuse charge in Pakistan

An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has acquitted 12 people of child abuse charge over the lack of evidence in one of the 29 cases registered in Kasur in 2015.

Feb 25, 2018, 15:56 PM IST

Time to audit performance and efficacy of POCSO Act

The NCRB says that the number of child abuse cases registered under POCSO Act went up from 8,904 in the year 2014 to 14,913 in 2015.

Jan 28, 2018, 12:36 PM IST

School director sexually abuses class 6 boy for 3 years, goes missing after FIR

According to the FIR filed by the relatives of the victim, the boy has been studying in the school for the past four years.

Jan 28, 2018, 10:11 AM IST

Simone Biles: 'I was abused' by USA gymnastics doctor

Olympic gymnastics superstar Simone Biles revealed on Monday she was sexually abused by disgraced former USA team doctor Larry Nassar, who was last month jailed for 60 years on child porn charges.

Jan 16, 2018, 16:34 PM IST

Australia failed children, national sex abuse inquiry says

 Australian institutions "seriously failed" children in their care over decades with tens of thousands sexually abused, the final report from a five-year inquiry said Friday, calling it a "national tragedy".

Dec 15, 2017, 10:16 AM IST

Another Kolkata school rape case emerges: Prime accused arrested, police lathicharge on protesting parents

The incident came into light days after another four-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in a high-profile school last week

Dec 05, 2017, 11:06 AM IST

Man jailed 49 years after he bashed a toddler to death

David Dearlove, 71, was found guilty at Teesside Crown Court in northeast England of swinging 19-month-old Paul Booth by the ankles and bashing his head against a fireplace.

Dec 01, 2017, 21:31 PM IST