Sex crimes

The site of a music festival near the border with the Gaza Strip in southern Israel, on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023.

Rape is ‘the most neglected war crime,’ sexual violence expert says

Israel-Hamas war

Ever since Hamas militants attacked southern Israel on Oct. 7, the group has been charged with committing acts of sexual violence. Host Carol Hills speaks with journalist and author Christina Lamb, who is recently back from reporting in Israel, where she spoke with first responders and others on the ground.

A woman sits with her legs folded on the ground in a pose of shame and exhaustion.

For sexual assault victims in Ghana, justice is expensive — and elusive

Sexual violence
The World Health Organization (WHO) sign at its headquarters.

Sexual abuse during humanitarian operations still happens. What must be done to end it?

Human rights
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This teen’s TikTok video takes on Malaysia’s toxic culture of misogyny

Sexual violence
A man rides a bike by a slogan pasted on a wall reading "Avoid a rape trial: Become chief of police," in Paris, Saturday, July 11, 2020.

France’s 2nd #MeToo movement reckons with incest, child rape 

Greek Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou poses for a photograph during an interview for The Associated Press, at Agios Kosmas marina in southern Athens, Feb. 4, 2021. Bekatorou is the most successful female athlete in Greek sporting history who rece

Greece ‘finally’ has its #MeToo moment 


An Olympic medalist’s sexual assault allegations against a former coach have opened up a conversation about gender roles, discrimination, power dynamics and everyday sexism in Greek society.

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South Korea reels from latest high-tech, online sex trafficking case

Sexual violence

The Nth Room online sex trafficking case is the latest in a series of high-tech sex crimes online. Activists worry that at least 74 victims — all women and children — will not receive justice for these crimes.

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How sex traffickers use modeling contracts to lure young women

Sexual violence

Prosecutors say financier Jeffrey Epstein allegedly found underage girls through a man who promised the women modeling contracts in the US. How common is this scheme to snare women into trafficking rings?

A woman sits with her back to the camera surrounded by other women

Traffickers used Russia’s World Cup to enslave us, say Nigerian women

One advocate estimates more than 2,000 Nigerian women were brought to Russia on fan IDs and many are still in slavery.

A woman protestor holds a sign that says protect our women and girls

Survivors of sexual violence in South Africa are finally finding their voices


By coming forward to testify in open court — despite death threats and attempts to silence her — Cheryl Zondi was not just another faceless victim of sexual violence.