The nature of the entertainment industry has always made some more vulnerable.
Men like Harvey Weinstein have been able to abuse with relative impunity, despite many in the entertainment industry appearing to know or have suspicion of their behaviour.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has demonstrated how catastrophically some teachers have failed their duties - a pledge is one way to turn that around.
Shocking new findings show that even in conflict-affected countries where soldiers and rebel fighters are a daily danger to women, their husbands and boyfriends are the bigger threat.
For over a century, British authorities have ignored the exploitation of working-class girls.
The 'boyfriend model' of abuse is in the headlines after a string of high-profile grooming scandals. But are we in denial about how prevalent it is?
Highly distressing and intrusive, but not illegal.
Women also sexually abuse children, but their reasons are often different to men’s.
The United Nations has had many chances to deal decisively with the endemic sexual and gender based violence against children in its missions. But the problem persists. What will it take to stop it?
Clear court procedures are required to guarantee confidentiality, safety, and dignity for victims of highly stigmatising cases, such as sexual abuse.
A report that recommends 43 ways to prevent elder abuse acknowledges we don't even know how often it occurs in Australia.
Anthony Foster's attention to detail and his clarity about the evil perpetrated in the systematic institutional abuse of children was often the object of media analysis.
Who is responsible for this problem? Research indicates that it's often the victims' own colleagues, and that aid agencies don't do enough to stop it.
It seems likely that the disciplinary findings and criminal convictions that come to media attention are only the tip of the iceberg of doctor-patient sexual contact.
All sexual offenders should be investigated and prosecuted equally.
Moves to make sex education compulsory cannot come quickly enough.
What drives a child to commit sexual abuse?
After Fifty Shades of Grey there was debate about its romanticisation of an abusive relationship. The sequel confirms that this wasn’t a misconception.
From Sharapova to the Brownlee brothers, 2016 has given us one step forward to one step back.
Finding out the answer has not been a priority for the world of sport.