Rappler's latest stories on sexuality
'We need to balance the good work we do with girls with good work to do equally for boys,' says Zenaida Rosales of the Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse
'We were raped, sexually assaulted, and physically tortured by Catholic priests, nuns, and lay people,' the victims write to the pope
On Safer Internet Day, government officials promise continuous training of front liners to rescue victims of online sexual exploitation
One thing is for sure – lawmakers agree the minimum age of sexual consent must be raised from 12 years old, which is the lowest in Southeast Asia
What is it like to take your abuser to court? This is one woman's story.
'How can the victim of a practiced voyeur have a copy of the video? How can the victim have access to the perpetrator’s database, hard drive, memory, or cloud? Must they demand it from the voyeur?
The trial court rules that Cardinal Philippe Barbarin chose not to tell the authorities of the abuse allegations 'in order to preserve the institution to which he belongs'
Students and youth groups demand accountability in sexual harassment cases and send a clear message that abuse will not be tolerated
Andrew denies having sexual relations with Virginia Giuffre, who alleges she was trafficked to have sex with friends of Epstein when she was 17
The actor is accused of inappropriately touching one of the women in a restaurant in Manhattan in September 2018
The study says intimate relations at least once a week reduce the chances of entering menopause by 28%
American model Gigi Hadid appears as a potential juror in disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein's rape and sexual assault trial
French investigators have looked into claims made against former ambassador to France Luigi Venture, who has denied the allegations of sexual abuse
Mario Batali is being investigated after a business associate of his agreed to compensate former employees over sexual harassment allegations against the celebrity chef
The case in California stems from a two-year investigation into allegations from several women that the disgraced Hollywood mogul assaulted them in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills
Recent films such as 'Bombshell' and the Apple TV+ series 'The Morning Show' have earned praise for portraying predatory sexual harassment in the media world
Theodore McCarrick, who faces accusations of sexual harassment, sent checks totaling more than $600,000 to clerics in Rome and elsewhere
'It is the right thing for us to do,' and for victims of abuse it is 'important to healing,' says Erik Oland, the head of the Jesuits of Canada
Nelson Siacor Torayno is also ordered to pay P2 million in fines
The Khmer Times publisher, Mohan Tirvgmanasam Banddam or T. Mohan, has denied the accusations
Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein reaches a settlement with dozens of his alleged sexual assault victims, with the sum shared among more than 30 of them
US comedian Bill Cosby loses his appeal against his conviction for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman 15 years ago
Police rescue 5 girls aged 5 to 15 from the woman suspect
Uber and its rival Lyft face increasing pressure to cope with the growing number of complaints of abuse
The Vatican says in a statement that it accepts the resignation of Bishop Richard Malone, from the Buffalo diocese in New York state
Technology makes possible a balancing of the rights to privacy and safeguarding against the online sexual exploitation of children
A review of the context within which child sexual abuse is committed in the Philippines gives us a chance to rethink our approach in the treatment of offenders and, in the process, also help the survivors
I came across some truly eye-opening stories, including a young girl who became a mother at the age of 9 and bore her second child at the age of 10
The opera singer has been accused by at least 20 women of forcibly kissing, grabbing or fondling them in incidents dating back to at least the 1980s
In 2018, the Department of Justice Office of Cybercrime received more than 600,000 tips of images and videos of naked, sexualized, and abused Filipino children. This marked a 1,300% increase from the previous year.
Lorenzo Marchesi 'was believed to be engaging children online to lure and groom them for both online and in-person sexual exploitation,' says the International Justice Mission
No date is set for the appeal hearing, but it is not expected before 2020
To document emerging testimonies from victims, Tunisian activists set up private Facebook groups including one simply named #EnaZeda, which has more than 20,000 members
Google would provide 'more granularity' regarding sexual harassment investigations and their outcomes, according to CEO Sundar Pichai.
With newly signed implementing rules and regulations, legislators and the police back the Safe Spaces Act to penalize acts of sexual harassment, especially for women and LGBTQ+
'There should be no poetry as usual and convenient moving on when there are important matters to reckon with,' say 9 High Chair members of the journal's dissolution
The Safe Spaces Act, now fully enforced, protects everyone from sexual harassment both in physical and online spaces, and not just by persons in authority
It has been nearly 9 months since the report was submitted to the Office of the President for a resolution. The silence from Malacañang is deafening.
This comes after an apology from Ateneo President Jett Villarin, who promised to make investigations into sexual harassment cases 'more responsive, more efficient, more sensitive'
The ground has shifted everywhere on due process – the main objective of anti-sexual harassment and anti sexual abuse mechanisms is no longer punishment or liability, but protection and safeguarding of vulnerable persons
(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 coalition dubbed 'Time’s Up Ateneo' is comprised of AdMU students, faculty, and alumni eager to consolidate efforts against sexual violence and impunity in the university
It took years to stir what had been living inside me for years, what had been whispering, 'me too, me too, me too'
(UPDATED) 'We’d like to look for ways to encourage those who’ve been hurt to come forward...so that we can really stamp out these people, sexual harassment, and sexual predators," says Ateneo President Fr Jett Villarin SJ
Ateneo Loyola Schools Faculty Association calls for an independent review on existing investigative processes after another allegation of sexual harassment involving faculty surfaces online
(3rd UPDATE) Ateneo says it 'does not tolerate or condone sexual harassment' but cannot be more transparent about investigations due to the Data Privacy Act
The university has been under fire for its supposed failure to address complaints of sexual harassment posted anonymously by students on an online freedom wall
Matt Lauer, who was fired from NBC in 2017 due to 'inappropriate sexual behavior,' is accused of rape by a former NBC colleague
A court in Poland says: 'Sexually abusing minors unaware of the criminal nature of the acts perpetrated on them is to treat others in a humiliating and inhumane manner, which is the same as torture'