Class and race have long played a role in the way victims of abuse are treated.
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?
Gina Martin is fighting to change the law on upskirting.
Highly distressing and intrusive, but not illegal.
Women also sexually abuse children, but their reasons are often different to men’s.
A UN peacekeeper keeps watch in a camp for displaced civilians in Juba, South Sudan.
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?
Court proceedings are rarely sensitive to the inequalities faced by women and girls in Africa.
Clear court procedures are required to guarantee confidentiality, safety, and dignity for victims of highly stigmatising cases, such as sexual abuse.
Elder abuse covers physical, sexual, psychological, emotional and financial 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 famously took on Cardinal George Pell on a number of occasions.
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.
These South Sudanese soldiers are among those accused of rape, torture, killing and looting during an attack on aid workers.
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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’s important patients know what is appropriate and what isn’t.
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.
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All sexual offenders should be investigated and prosecuted equally.
Research shows that parents and the police are often unaware of the majority of cases of online sexual abuse.
Moves to make sex education compulsory cannot come quickly enough.
What drives a child to commit sexual abuse?
Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) in Fifty Shades Darker.
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.
Maria Schneider and Marlon Brando in a scene from Last Tango in Paris.
Les Productions Artistes Associés
Revelations of sexual abuse in the making of Last Tango in Paris give the film 'the air of a snuff piece'. Film scholars must reassess the work – there is no place for revering artistic achievement over human suffering.
Ivor Frank, Alexis Jay and Drusilla Sharpling testify to the Home Affairs Select Committee.
Alexis Jay seems to realise failure is not an option – but she needs to bail out what looks like a sinking ship.
Traditional policy responses are struggling to keep pace with new threats posed by new technologies.
How real is the threat of pornography? And what are the most appropriate responses?
Jock culture has often stopped people talking about abuse.