Thousands of teenagers have spoken up about sexual violence and harassment in secondary education on the Everyone’s Invited site.
A study of child sexual abuse material survivors found 42% were abused by their father or stepfather, meaning abuse prevention and education services can’t assume all parents protect children in their care.
Technology plays a major role in violence against women and girls.
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Stay-at-home orders and social distancing make technology all the more important for maintaining human connections. They also make it easier for abusers to use technology against their victims.
The AFP warns child exploitation in Australia is becoming more prolific and brazen. But there are practical things parents can do to help keep their kids safe online.
In-person child sexual abuse is disturbingly common. But parents do not have to bury their heads in the sand: there are simple ways they can reduce the risk.
New Australian film Wild Butterfly is a story of stigma and discrimination directed towards people who use drugs. And a reminder of what can happen when trauma and drug use are played for click bait.
No one knows how widespread this problem is.
A scholar who researches this underreported criminal behavior recommends four steps to root it out.
Thousands of Americans, including James Kretschmer, say they experienced sexual abuse as Boy Scouts.
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This reorganization may provide roadmaps for other nonprofits to follow if they face abuse allegations in the #MeToo era.
The fear of ‘racial tension’ has been at the heart of many botched police inquiries into child sexual abuse.
Pope Francis recently removed a secrecy rule to increase transparency for sexual abuse cases.
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Pope Francis recently removed a rule known as Pontifical Secrecy, which allowed clergy and church officials to withhold information regarding sexual abuse. Will it make the church truly transparent?
The High Court has referred George Pell’s application for special leave to the court’s full bench.
The High Court has referred Cardinal George Pell’s application for special leave to appeal his convictions to the full bench of the High Court.
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Kenya’s constitution protects children from all forms of violence, but the country’s implementation strategies are weak.
Coming together with Elders and other community members helped survivors feel connected. It also gave them hope.
Many Aboriginal survivors of sexual abuse find mainstream counselling inappropriate. But there is a way to help them heal that respects a collective culture, with strong community ties.
George Pell’s appeal on child sexual abuse convictions has been dismissed.
By a majority of two to one, the Court of Appeal has dismissed Pell’s case, because it found guilty verdicts were open to the jury.
Child Protection Minister Luke Donnellan said he would prosecute the state’s most senior Catholic, Peter Comensoli, if he doesn’t report suspected child abuse.
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The new bill will make it make it mandatory for priests to report suspected child abuse admitted in confidence.
Investigative reporter Louise Milligan on Cardinal Pell and redactions in the Royal Commission’s report
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When the royal commission handed down its massive report in late 2017, several sections were redacted until after any legal proceedings against Cardinal Pell were concluded.
Children and young people told us they were often overwhelmed by the risks that surrounded them.
Children are constantly hearing about threats to their safety. Sometimes they find it hard to know if a danger is real, and they need help processing their fears. Here’s what they need you to know.
Significant changes in your child’s behaviour could signal they are being sexually abused.
Parents must encourage open conversations with their children from a young age.
Pell was found guilty in December on five charges of child sexual assault.
The Catholic Church has previously expelled perpetrators of child sexual abuse from the priesthood following internal investigations – known as canonical trials.
Michael Jackson with Wade Robson, then aged five.
A documentary film has made disturbing allegations about Michael Jackson and child sexual abuse. Whether true or not the film raised some important issues.