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With class and work suspensions for some Filipino families, an alliance of child rights organizations says there may be a 'significant increase in cases of child labor, sexual exploitation, and violence against children'
The suspect allegedly kissed the student and touched her private parts inside one of the school's comfort rooms, says Hermosa's police chief
An overwhelming 228 legislators vote in favor of stiffening the punishment for child abusers
(UPDATED) With 80% of Filipino children at risk of being exploited online, national governments, social welfare agencies, and private telecommunications companies team up to protect against the online sexual exploitation of children
The US justice department says the 'Broken Heart' operation of April and May targeted people who make and distribute child pornography, as well as those who receive and download it
They face the death penalty with a minimum of life imprisonment. A seventh man is acquitted while an eighth person, who was underage, faces a separate trial.
Technology is shifting the patterns of abuse in a region with growing access to broadband internet and encrypted technology
Anyone convicted of abuse must be 'removed from office' under the new legislation
Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the archbishop of Lyon, is to stand trial along with five others from his diocese over allegations that they helped cover up abuse.
The bill proposes to begin the statute of limitations for child abuse when the victim turns 30 years old, instead of 18
(UPDATED) Progressive congressmen Antonio Tinio and Ariel Casilao are facing child abuse charges weeks after Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio called for their bloc's expulsion from the House
NUPL's Kathy Panguban claims that the police have been using an estranged father to get his son to testify that NPA rebels are behind the Sagay massacre
'They just have to invent things to pin people who are trying to do their job,' says Carolina 'Bobbie' Malay
Victim Identification Task Force of Europol, with the help of law enforcers around world, rescues over 240 victims of child sex abuse and arrests almost 100 offenders since 2014
Long-held beliefs and traditions are often barriers to improving the situation of children in the Philippines, says UNICEF
Child safety watchdog ECPAT Philippines urges Malay officials to ensure that 'child protection mechanisms are in place and functioning' when Boracay reopens to tourists on October 26
Police say the 43-year-old suspect threatened the 14-year-old victim that he would post their sex video on social media if she refused to see him again
All 8 Catholic dioceses have either been or are in the process of being subpoenaed by New York's state attorney general
'I've been impressed by the progress the likes of Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and Apple have made on counter-terrorism. Now I want to see the same level of commitment from these companies and others for child sexual exploitation,' British interior minister Sajid Javid says
'Many bishops failed to listen, failed to believe, and failed to act,' says Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Mark Coleridge
Pope Francis also demands 'firm and decisive' measures to find truth and justice for the victims
(UPDATED) 'We have realized that these wounds never disappear and that they require us forcefully to condemn these atrocities and join forces in uprooting this culture of death,' Pope Francis says in a letter
Local media reports say the suspect, who had been hired by the school just a month ago, pulled the girl into a secluded water-pump room just as she was leaving to go home
Prosecutors quoted the foster parent of one of the children as claiming that Wahhaj 'had trained the child in the use of an assault rifle in preparation for future school shootings'
The sentences of Berrin Taha and Christian Lais fall short of what prosectors had demanded. Taha receives 12 years and 6 months in prison, while Lais gets 12 years, followed by preventive detention.
High Court says that 'lustful acts of men are often veiled in either the power of coercive threat or the inconvenience inherent in patriarchy as a culture’
The Vatican announces the departure of Philip Wilson, sentenced to a year in detention earlier this month after becoming one of the highest-ranking church officials to be convicted on the charge of concealing abuse by a pedophile priest
(UPDATED) Malcolm Turnbull says now is the time for the Pope to take action against Adelaide archbishop Philip Wilson, who was convicted for concealing abuse of a notorious pedophile
In sentencing, Newcastle Local Court magistrate Robert Stone says 'there is no remorse or contrition showed by the offender' Archbishop Philip Wilson
AlamBaU provides audience-specific materials on preventing OSEC that target kids, teens, parents, and teachers
Instead, her rumored partner John Lloyd Cruz, shows up alongside her lawyer
Jose Andres Murillo, a Chilean victim of clerical pedophilia who recently met with Pope Francis, says, 'There is progress regarding clerical abuse in some countries, primarily due to brave victims who have fought to raise their voices.'
It is written in the lawsuit that 'no one did anything to protect plaintiff as a minor from inappropriate grooming and ultimate molestation'
The striking announcement comes after Francis summoned the bishops to the Vatican over the scandal that has come to haunt his papacy
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Pope Francis says he asked for 'forgiveness from the heart' from the abuse victims, adding that the Chilean bishops expressed their 'firm intention to repair the damage caused'
Ellen Adarna is sued for child abuse after taking video of a minor and posting it on Instagram without permission
'These are stories of children we cannot be silent about,' Bahay Tuluyan says in its compelling video depicting the devastating impact of child abuse
To many people who still think that forgiveness is the only way I can move on and retrieve the part of myself that my molester took from me, I say be quiet and listen
A scandal in Argentina reveals that young players for football giant Independiente prostitute themselves to adult men
The Philippine Transnational Criminal Investigation Unit is composed of 22 US-trained Philippine cops
Chemical castration, which involves using drugs to reduce libido, does not prevent a person from experiencing sexual urges indefinitely
Prosecutors say at least 65 victims are to confront Larry Nassar in court, in the last of 3 sentencing hearings for the disgraced doctor who molested young girls and women for two decades
13 malnourished siblings found confined by their parents in a suburban California home – 3 of them chained to the furniture – face a difficult road to recovery, police say
Clinical psychologist Karina Therese Fernandez, executive director of the Ateneo Bulatao Center for Psychology Services, says the most common long-term effect of sexual abuse is depression
Almost 80 Roman Catholic clergy have been accused of sexually abusing children in Chile since 2000, a US-based monitoring group says
The suspect allegedly abused 9 children, including her 8-year-old daughter
The case sparks an emotional public response, with some calling for the death penalty, which can be handed down for serious crimes in Taiwan
The Safe School for Teens website trains teachers how to properly respond when a student tells them that he or she is being sexually abused – whether at home or in school
Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell a top advisor to Pope Francis denies all charges of historical sexual abuse at his first appearance in an Australian court