abused children - updates

Rappler's latest stories on abused children


Bishops face sack for child abuse 'negligence' – pope

Jun 04, 2016 - 6:55 PM

2ND UPDATE The decision is unveiled in a papal decree which said such cases would now fall under existing canon law allowing for prelates to be sacked for serious reasons

AGAINST SEXUAL ABUSE. Pope Francis leads a mass during a Jubilee for Priests at St Peter's Square in the Vatican, 03 June 2016. Photo by Giorgio Onorati/EPA

Mother caught slapping baby, DSWD vows action

Aug 22, 2015 - 6:24 PM

The DSWD says it already sent a social worker to assess the condition of both the mother and child

Hungry for justice: Harsh realities of child abuse

Aug 01, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Authorities have vital questions to answer and all of us must challenge politicians and corporations everywhere and act to end such crimes and do justice for the children

CHILD ABUSE. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) handled 180 cases of sexually exploited children in 2014, however, many other cases go unreported. Photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler

Belgian national arrested for sexually abusing girls in Bohol

Jul 02, 2015 - 11:10 PM

Prosper Slachmuylders 76 has forced dozens of girls to have sex with him says the NBI

Another alleged victim of Australian pedophile surfaces

Mar 19, 2015 - 6:40 PM

The 9 year old child claims her own mother introduced her to Peter Scully

ADDITIONAL CHARGES. Following the discovery of more victims of Peter Scully, authorities are preparing additional charges of rape and trafficking against the Australian national. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

6 more victims of Australian pedophile identified

Mar 10, 2015 - 5:19 PM

Peter Scully s live in partner now in jail on charges of 3 counts of rape and one count of human trafficking is seeking to be a state witness

ADDITIONAL CHARGES. Following the discovery of more victims of Peter Scully, authorities are preparing additional charges of rape and trafficking against the Australian national. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

13-year-old girl: 'Uncle Peter' Scully sold me for P100,000

Mar 05, 2015 - 7:33 PM

One of the 8 victims who spoke to the National Bureau of Investigation details how the Australian national abused her and two other girls aged 1 and 5

Indian police rescue hundreds of child slaves as young as 6

Jan 30, 2015 - 9:52 PM

Police discovers 120 children some of them sick underweight and traumatized during the most recent raids on bangle making and other workshops as part of a city wide crackdown on child slavery

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Bye, Pope Francis! See you in the peripheries

Jan 19, 2015 - 3:13 PM

UPDATED Moving moments of his visit to the Philippines according Pope Francis What other moments touched or made you reflect? Tell us about your experience

Pope Francis visits families of typhoon Yolanda victims in one of the areas in Tacloban City Saturday, January 17, 2015. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacanang Photo Bureau)

Pakistan hangs 4 more militants after school attack

Dec 21, 2014 - 11:31 PM

The hangings follow those of two convicted militants on Friday after death warrants for the six men were signed the day before

PROTEST AGAINST VIOLENCE. Activists of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) party hold anti-Taliban placards in a protest rally in Karachi on December 19, 2014, against an attack by Taliban militants on an army-run school in Peshawar. Photo by Asif Hassan/AFP

Remembering the rape of Rosario Baluyot

Jun 14, 2014 - 7:48 PM

Rosario died from a severe infection in her cervix in May 1987 Parts of an electronic vibrator were stuck inside her vagina for over 7 months

Yemen rights minister wants child bride ban

Sep 15, 2013 - 8:51 AM

Yemen s rights minister said she will press for the minimum age of marriage to be raised to 18 after the reported death of a young girl on her wedding night

CHILD BRIDES BAN. Yemen's Human Rights Minister Huriya Mashhoor said she will push for a new law that will ban child brides. In this file photo, Mashhoor speaks to reporters June 2, 2013, Sanaa, Yemen. AFP

'Boses': Repairing broken lives, finding dignity

Jul 30, 2013 - 10:26 PM

Ellen Ongkeko Marfil s heartbreaker about a battered child finding his voice in music

QUIET FILM. In 'Boses,' an abused child finds redemption in music. Photo from the film's Facebook page