The head of the Catholic Church has appointed the first eight members of a panel announced in December to tackle paedophilia scandals in the church.
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai is deciding whether to veto a "backward" law that would restrict prosecutions for domestic and child abuse.
Political leaders need to get their priorities straightened out when it comes to homosexuality versus child abuse, writes Jane Raphaely.
Mariella Furrer talks to us after completing a moving, shocking and incredibly important body of work on child sexual abuse in South Africa.
Following the rape of a baby and toddler in the week, President Jacob Zuma and Minister Lulu Xingwana have condemned sexual attacks on children.
Mariella Furrer confronts her demons in her book, "My Piece of Sky", as she untangles the horror of child sexual abuse. (Trigger warning)
Morocco says King Mohammed VI "would never have consented" to Daniel Galvan Vina's release had he known the nature of the man's crimes.
Riot police have broken up a protest by Moroccan demonstrators late on Friday against a royal pardon for a Spanish paedophile.
To criticise the way many black parents discipline their children shows a lack of understanding of the complex nature of society, writes Khaya Dlanga.
Child rights activists say the rape of a five-year-old girl is the latest case in which India's police have failed to act on a missing child report.
A church leader accused in the US of complicity in covering up child abuse shouldn't be allowed to speak at a local Rezolution Christian conference.
Child rights advocates have welcomed a ruling overturning parts of the Sexual Offences Act, which they say was out of step with reality.
The BBC marked the 90th anniversary of its first ever transmission beset by doubts about its future after scandals surrounding its reporting.
Heidi Swart worked as a social worker for five years. She shares her personal story as well as the pain and frustration of feeling helpless in the face of need.
Parents claim child abuse and financial mismanagement is rife at Glenstantia Primary School but expert says teachers often lack support.
Archbishop Rowan Williams's decision to probe the diocese of Chichester will throw the spotlight on abuse by clergy in the Anglican Church.
Until a few days ago, Jerry Sandusky's face smiled down on students from a mural in downtown State College, the home of Penn State University.
The Vatican has decided to release confidential files about an abuse case in the US to avoid accusations of a cover-up.
The words of little children from an isolated town in rural South Africa may have stopped an international sex predator.
Colombia prostitutes have united in a popular tourist destination to protect children from an international network of pimps and sexual predators.