Psychologists don't know much about why people have age-based sexual attractions – such as pedophilia – or how best to help people not act on sexual interests in children.
The Parramatta Female Factory has been identified as a site of abuse by the royal commission. Now a community-led campaign is transforming it into a 'site of conscience'.
Child sexual abuse is rising but there is still ignorance around how to speak to and support children who are badly in need of help.
The passing of Cardinal Bernard Law is another moment to revisit the issue of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church and why it remains a challenge.
A new study found that a small number of students starting university believe in some myths about sexual violence.
Time magazine named the #MeToo movement its 'person' of the year, highlighting the role companies and nondisclosure agreements play in keeping the victims of abuse silent.
In the wake of the #Metoo movement, and with the goal of transforming toxic masculinity into compassionate masculinity, we must create new spaces to listen to male victims of child abuse too.
Nondisclosure agreements are getting a bad rap these days because they've been used to prevent victims of sexual harassment and abuse from speaking out. But not all are nefarious.
The Alabama state auditor defended Roy Moore, citing Mary and Joseph. A scholar goes back to early Christian texts texts to explain lesser-known beliefs about the relationship.
A year ago UK universities introduced big changes in the way they deal with harassment. It was an important step, but there's more to do.
The unpleasant influence of the adult entertainment industry.
The government's proposed redress scheme for victims of institutional child sexual abuse controversially excludes some victims.
Research shows that few people take a stand when they witness sexual harassment. Until that changes, this predatory behavior will haunt American workplaces.
An overriding focus on increasing sentences may not necessarily be the best means of redressing the harm caused by sex offences.
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?