child abuse

 
Catholic church split over abuse scandal gravity
Catholic church split over abuse scandal gravity
Pope Francis has vowed to end clerical sexual abuse, but bishops from Asia and Africa have shown a mixed response to a scandal some have termed a...
Yes, women can be sexual predators
Yes, women can be sexual predators
He’d been in the bathtub at the time, he remembers. She had walked in and made an inappropriate comment “about my private parts”, he says. “I...
Pope calls bishops to 'child protection' meeting in February
Pope calls bishops to 'child protection' meeting in February
Pope Francis will host a meeting next February of senior bishops from around the globe to discuss "the protection of minors", the Vatican announced...
Bird Island child abuse: The truth will set us free
Bird Island child abuse: The truth will set us free
The past is a foreign country. Until it shakes us out of our collective slumber on a cold Sunday morning. It confronts us from the front page of a...
Hull septuagenarian sent to prison for preying on Kenyan girls
Hull septuagenarian sent to prison for preying on Kenyan girls
A British man who allegedly befriended vulnerable families in Kilifi county in Kenya, and then abused their children, has reportedly been sentenced...
'Spanking judgement sets a dangerous precedent'
'Spanking judgement sets a dangerous precedent'
Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) on Monday said a High Court ruling which ordered parents to no longer spank their children would set a...
Principal and team removed from school for "concealing" sexual abuse of pupils
Principal and team removed from school for "concealing" sexual abuse of pupils
The Gauteng department of education has removed the principal of the primary school in Soweto where over 50 pupils were allegedly sexually...
Children exploited in custom videos
Children exploited in custom videos
Chinese Taobao vendors selling customised online photo and video messages that feature African children have faced criticism because it is seen as...
Slice Of Life: ​A killer among us
Slice Of Life: ​A killer among us
I was covering the rape and murder of three-year-old Courtney Pieters for the Daily Voice. When I went to meet the family, Mortimer, a...
Should the government tell you how to discipline your children?
Should the government tell you how to discipline your children?
Hitting your children could increase their risk of becoming abusers — or of being victims of abusers, according to new research.
​Child abuse can be curbed if the will to keep our children safe is tangibly realised
​Child abuse can be curbed if the will to keep our children safe is tangibly realised
At the World Health Organisation’s Violence Prevention Alliance meeting to be held in Cape Town from September 6 to 7, the message will be clear:...
[From our archives] Four frightening facts about child sexual abuse in South Africa
[From our archives] Four frightening facts about child sexual abuse in South Africa
The University of Cape Town released South Africa's first...

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