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Dozens of men and women protested in miniskirts Sunday against sexual violence in Colombia.
Google boss Eric Schmidt said Monday that the tech giant had developed new technology that makes it harder to find child sexual abuse images on the web.
Victims' rights advocates in New Zealand on Thursday condemned a defence lawyer who told a rape victim she should have "closed her legs" if she wanted to avoid having sex.
Kazakhstan is among the Top 10 countries that host the largest number of servers distributing content promoting sexual abuse of minors.
The Pentagon announced new measures Thursday to combat sexual assault in the military but stopped short of stripping commanders of legal authority over the criminal cases as demanded by many lawmakers.
A senior Scottish bishop on Sunday apologised on behalf of the Catholic church over claims of physical and sexual abuse at one of the country's best known boarding schools.
Scottish police on Monday confirmed they were investigating claims of physical and sexual abuse at one of Scotland's best known Catholic boarding schools.
San Diego's mayor is coming under growing pressure to resign after a former senior aide announced a lawsuit Monday alleging he sexually harassed her, the latest in string of claims.
British Prime Minister David Cameron will on Monday demand Internet search engines take action to block queries about child sex abuse, threatening legislation if they fail to comply.
An American teacher at a top French school in Shanghai has been detained on suspicion of child molestation, local police said, confirming reports from school officials and parents.
Clergy sex abuse victims listed a "dirty dozen" potential papal candidates Wednesday and urged the Roman Catholic Church to "get serious" about protecting children, helping victims and exposing corruption.
Faced with a spike in sexual violence against female protesters, Egyptian women are overcoming stigma and recounting painful testimonies to force silent authorities and a reticent society to confront "sexual terrorism."
An imam has been apprehended in suspicion of sexual violence against underage in South-Kazakhstan.
Activists fighting for truth and justice for victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests hold out little hope for progress under the next pope as controversy brews over a US cardinal who covered up for predator clerics.
A US judge Monday ordered Catholic leaders in Los Angeles to identify senior church officials accused of sexually abusing children, in a move welcomed by campaigners for victims.
The BBC on Thursday agreed to pay a former politician £185,000 in damages over false child sex abuse claims, hours after police reportedly arrested another of its former presenters for sexual offences.
British comedian Freddie Starr was bailed Friday after a second round of questioning by police investigating sexual abuse allegations surrounding the late television personality Jimmy Savile.
An inquiry into the BBC's culture and practices got under way on Monday with the broadcaster reeling from allegations of child sex abuse perpetrated by the late Jimmy Savile, one of its biggest stars.
Former glam rocker Gary Glitter has been released on bail after being arrested Sunday by police investigating sexual abuse allegations against the late British TV star Jimmy Savile that have plunged the BBC into crisis.
Amnesty International on Thursday said Colombia has failed to halt sexual violence linked to its long war with leftist FARC rebels.
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