Between 2009 and 2011, at least 3,000 girls and young women from 47 states were forced into marriage—including many under the age of 18.
At any given time, about 300,000 children between ages 8 and 18—40 percent of them females—are exploited as child fighters in conflicts in Africa, Asia and South America. Despite a congressional ban, the U.S. sends military aid to some of the countries involved.
More than three dozen survivors of abuse and their advocates want the Times to provide better coverage of the crimes—and address a potential conflict of interest.
Although the pontiff initially proposed a tribunal that would hold bishops accountable for protecting pedophile priests, he announced Saturday that he will instead clarify existing legal procedures. Although the pontiff initially proposed a tribunal that would hold bishops accountable for protecting pedophile priests, he announced Saturday that he will instead clarify existing legal procedures.
The "Lord of the Rings" star and former child actor draws parallels between the U.S. entertainment scene and attacks attributed to the late British TV star Jimmy Savile.
What do many adults who use heroin have in common? “Their childhoods were spent dealing with problems that would break most adults,” explains Chris Arnade at The Guardian.
Some of the tens of thousands of children who have fled violence in Central America were sexually assaulted, starved or forced to work for little or no pay after U.S. officials weakened child protection policies as part of an effort to accommodate a surge in migration.
A civil rights report reveals that young offenders in the state's detention facilities are sometimes put in isolation for days, weeks or months for “relatively minor infractions.”