The ‘functional immunity’ granted to UN officials made good sense when the body was founded after World War II. But as its organisational functions have expanded, so has this immunity.
We have an ever-increasing number of children and families facing complex challenges and we know next to nothing about who they are and how they are doing.
Pornography has implications for public health, but scholars need to think critically about the issue and look past rhetoric.
University campuses are prime locations for rape culture. What can be done about this reality?
How sexual attraction to a disabled body is about more than just desires of the flesh.
George Pell told the royal commission into child sex abuse the Catholic Church was predisposed not to believe children's complaints. But, when abuse was reported, police and the courts believed them.
If you haven't seen Oscar winner Spotlight yet, go. It tells the true story of how decades of abuse in one city was finally uncovered - followed by revelations worldwide, including in my home town.
A UN report has found that in half of 12 country studies done on child sexual exploitation during armed conflict, the arrival of peacekeeping troops resulted in a rapid rise in child prostitution.
Accountability for the violence and abuse that people with disability experience begins with recording the offences. In fact, we have long ignored crimes against vulnerable members of our community.
Children who hawk goods on their heads on Nigeria's streets face an array of health hazards and physical dangers. The government must take steps to reduce this practice.
The reaction has been swift since a high-profile astronomer's legacy of sexual harassment against his students was exposed.
There's an issue of impunity around sexual violence in conflict zones. Here's how science could help us solve it.
South Africa’s violence against women ranks as one of the worst in the world. As much as 40-50% of women in the country have suffered intimate partner violence.
Ever since the Jimmy Savile affair, the police have been investigating historical child abuse on an unprecedented scale.
Sex ed curricula that tie premarital sex to shame are especially unhelpful, and even harmful, for youth who have been sexually abused.
Diagnostic labels usually describe symptoms, attempt to answer the question of what is wrong, and lead to a treatment plan. But "borderline personality disorder" fails on all three counts.
A study examining why paedophiles sexually abuse young children highlights their own childhood adversities and socio-cultural factors as some of the reasons.
The pope has announced a tribunal to shine a light on clerical abuse – but the Catholic church is in an irretrievable moral bind.
Accusations of historical child abuse against the powerful are mounting. Is a trial by media about to kick into full gear?
The report on Jimmy Savile's abuses in the NHS is eerily reminiscent of a 90-year-old case.