Child sexual abuse often goes unreported in Kenya, especially in cases where the perpetrator is a member of the family. Experts say a culture of exoneration encourages abusers to commit crimes.
More than half of the victims were younger than 13 and predominantly male, a new report has shown. The study's findings were based on documented cases that occurred over more than six decades.
Hundreds of Bangladeshi women working as domestic helps in Saudi households have accused their employers of committing severe physical, mental and sexual abuses. DW spoke to some of the women about their plight.
Pope Francis has appealed to Catholics around the world to help root out the scourge of child sexual abuse. In an unprecedented letter, he begged victims for forgiveness and vowed there would be no more cover-ups.
In what could be the first event of its kind, the Vatican is set to discuss the sexual abuse scandals that have plagued it for so many years. Pressure has been mounting on Pope Francis to take action.
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