A popular misconception is that most child sex offenders were once victims themselves.
Some teachers are often dismissive in their handling of sexual abuse, labelling it as 'a bit of fun' or repeating the old adage 'it's because he likes you'.
Universities Australia will on Tuesday launch a survey designed to shed light on student experiences of sexual assault and sexual harassment on campus.
Peter Dutton’s comments reinforced historically ingrained ideas about sexual assault victims as being 'unreliable' or 'untrustworthy'.
The once-taboo topics of domestic violence and institutional abuse are now front-page news, but repeated reports of incest have not registered in public awareness as evidence of a serious problem.
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.