Charges against Cardinal George Pell mark the first time a criminal case related to the Catholic Church's pervasive abuse scandal has reached the Vatican's innermost circles.
Programs help sexual assault survivors confront a tangle of law enforcement, medical and legal proceedings. (Pictured, part of a webpage of a nonprofit group that reports and records sexual assaults.)
The new legislation also sparks a sense of mourning for women who didn’t live to benefit from it.
A wide-ranging review of police and court records reveals an alarming number of cases involving the sexual exploitation of young athletes by gymnastics coaches and mentors at all levels of the sport.
In this installment, the author applies for a job at an exploitative employment agency—one of many of its kind—that colludes with human traffickers and capitalizes on powerless immigrants.
Glamour magazine names Emily Doe, the pseudonym used by the 23-year-old woman at the center of the Stanford rape case, a "Woman of the Year," and publishes her incredibly powerful follow-up essay.
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.
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.
Central to our policy in Afghanistan—a country ravaged and warped by the longest war the U.S. has ever waged—is keeping the warlords as our friends. Americans are ordered to look the other way when these drug-dealing criminals sexually abuse small boys.