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WHO promises ‘robust’ investigation of sexual abuse allegations against workers in DR Congo

The UN World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, promised that any of its staff working as part of the agency’s Ebola response team in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) found to have been involved in sexual exploitation and abuse, would face “serious consequences, including instant dismissal.”

More support needed for victims of sexual abuse by UN personnel

New York/IBNS: Although measures to support victims of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) committed by UN personnel are proving effective, there is still room to do more, the senior official leading these efforts told journalists in New York on Friday.

Victim-centred laws ‘paramount’ to combat online sexual abuse against children

New York/IBNS: Comprehensive national strategies are urgently needed to prevent child sexual abuse online and other Internet issues for children, independent UN human rights experts said on Tuesday, Safer Internet Day.

A staggering one-in-three women, experience physical, sexual abuse

New York/IBNS: Violence against women and girls is among the most widespread, and devastating human rights violations in the world, but much it is often unreported due to impunity, shame and gender inequality, the UN highlighted ahead of Monday’s World Day to stamp out abuse of women and girls.

Sexual abuse of elderly likely to ‘grow dramatically’: UN

United Nations, Jun 14 (UNI): As the world prepares to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day this Saturday, the UN independent human rights expert mandated with defending the rights of older persons, Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, has stressed that they are often victims of sexual abuse and rape, although it remains rarely detected, reported or exposed.

Sexual abuse of elderly likely to ‘grow dramatically’, UN expert says

New York, June 14 (IBNS): As the world prepares to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day this Saturday, the UN independent human rights expert mandated with defending the rights of older persons, Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, has stressed that they are often victims of sexual abuse and rape, although it remains rarely detected, reported or exposed. 

UK police fail to protect domestic & sexual abuse victims, says watchdog

Moscow, Mar 20 (Sputnik): UK public interest law firm Center for Women's Justice (CWJ) has filed a super-complaint against the UK police for allegedly failing to use existing protective measures in cases involving violence against women and girls.

Pakistani ministers seeks international cooperation to reduce child sexual abuse

Islamabad, Jan 5 (IBNS):  Pakistani Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari has called for more cooperation internationally to reduce crimes related to child sexual abuse.

World leaders commit to continue UN fight against sexual exploitation and abuse

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS): World leaders joined with United Nations entities on Thursday to reaffirm their continued personal commitment to support efforts to combat sexual exploitation and abuse across the Organization.

Australia's Catholic Church rejects recommendation to report sexual abuse

Canberra, Aug 31 (IBNS): Australia's Catholic Church has rejected a recommendation that priests should report confessed sexual abuse.

Pope Francis chides US priests named in child sex abuse investigations

Vatican City, Aug 17 (IBNS): The supreme leader of the Catholic faith, Pope Francis has slammed the disgraced priests named in the child sex abuse investigations carried out in the United States of America by a grand jury.

Pope Francis chides US priests named in child sex abuse investigations

Vatican City, Aug 17 (IBNS): The supreme leader of the Catholic faith, Pope Francis has slammed the disgraced priests named in the child sex abuse investigations carried out in the United States of America by a grand jury.

Former Adelaide Archbishop accused of sexual harassment cover-up faces house arrest

Canberra, Aug 14 (IBNS): Philip Wilson, the former Archbishop of Adelaide, Australia, has been ordered a 12-month house arrest, after a national court found him guilty of concealing child sex abuse.

UN receives 70 new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse in three months

New York, July 31 (IBNS): The United Nations received 70 new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse across all its entities and implementing partners, between the beginning of April to the end of June this year, UN Deputy Spokesperson, Farhan Haq, announced on Monday, with 18 cases involving peacekeeping operations, and 25 from “agencies, funds and programmes.”

US catholic Cardinal McCarrick resigns over accusation of sexual abuse

New York, July 28 (IBNS): Prominent US catholic, Cardinal Theordore McCarrick has resigned over the accusation of sexually assaulting a teenager five decades ago, media reports said.