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We must fight the scourge of child domestic labour

More than 17-million children around the world are involved in domestic labour. The recent death of 17-year-old Salome Zacharia in Tanzania highlights their plight

You can’t beat discipline into a child

Children displaying aberrant behaviour have often been traumatised and require counselling

Australia’s Cardinal Pell loses child sex abuse appeal

Pell had been trying to overturn the verdicts and six-year sentence for sexually assaulting two 13-year-old choirboys in the 1990s

Prosecutors insist Pell child sex conviction ‘unimpeachable’

Lawyers for Pell had on Wednesday raised 13 objections to his conviction on five counts of sexual abuse

Cardinal Pell appeals ‘impossible’ child sex conviction

Pell is battling guilty verdicts handed down against him in December on five counts of sexually assaulting two choirboys

French cardinal convicted over sex abuse cover-up

A court in Lyon ruled that Cardinal Phillip Brown was guilty of failing to report the abuse of a minor between 2014 and 2015.

Top pope adviser convicted of child sex crimes

​Australian Cardinal George Pell, one of Pope Francis' closest advisers, has been found guilty of sexually assaulting two choirboys

A medical app helps identify abuse of children

Runner-up Winner: Medi-App: Research Project

Catholic church split over abuse scandal gravity

The Vatican has already warned that in some countries the church is dragging its feet because of cultural difference over what constitutes child abuse

Yes, women can be sexual predators

It happens far more frequently than is generally believed, and can psychologically scar men for life

Pope calls bishops to ‘child protection’ meeting in February

The Church has been hit by a series of child abuse scandals in recent years

Bird Island child abuse: The truth will set us free

Apartheid’s ministers must account for their crimes and we too need to confront them

Hull septuagenarian sent to prison for preying on Kenyan girls

While on holiday, 72-year-old Keith Morris used his elevated status among villagers to groom young girls

‘Spanking judgement sets a dangerous precedent’

Freedom of Religion SA on Monday said a high court ruling which ordered parents to no longer spank their children would set a dangerous precedent.

Principal and team removed from school for “concealing” sexual abuse of pupils

​The Gauteng dpt. of education removed the principal of the Soweto primary school where over 50 pupils were allegedly sexually assaulted by a guard.

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