A UN peacekeeper on patrol as a resident gathers wood in the Beni region of eastern DRC in 2014.
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DRC has the highest number of allegations of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers – yet no systematic research on the claims of their abandoned children has existed until now.
One study found 80% of darknet traffic on Tor went to sites hosting unmoderated porn and child sex abuse material.
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.
The fear of ‘racial tension’ has been at the heart of many botched police inquiries into child sexual abuse.
Without a trace.
Airbnb now has 7m listings in more than 100,000 cities, making it larger than the eight biggest hotel groups combined.
For decades, those working in social care focused on the risks children face in their family home. But what about when they leave the front door?
Despite high profile child abuse cases in Rochdale, Rotherham and Telford, lessons are not being learned and the failings of those investigations are being repeated.
Children are especially vulnerable to sex traffickers.
Human trafficking victims can be hidden in plain sight, as one hospital found. That can lead health professionals and the public to miss clues to their plight. But education can change that.
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How online child abusers are categorised is stopping the proper protection of victims.
France is having a debate over the age of sexual consent. Perhaps it is time the UK joined in.
Being lied to?
Finding out how ‘real’ the relationship is between online groomers and their child victims.
A scene from The Crossing, a project on human trafficking.
The Crossing tells the story of a girl who had been trafficked using the ‘lover boy’ technique.
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.