sexual abuse

May 26, 2022
May 26, 2022

VR avatar’s sexual assault in Metaverse: What to blame now?

The incident of sexual assault on the virtual avatar of a female Betatester for Meta’s Horizon World might be baffling to some, and difficult to grasp for others, but for many others, it is a simple demonstration of what social scientists and activists have been saying for years. Sexual assault is never a survivor’s fault, only the perpetrators.

March 29, 2022
March 29, 2022

Only 3,000 social workers to protect vulnerable children in Bangladesh: Unicef

Over 100,000 social workers are needed in Bangladesh to adequately respond to the needs of vulnerable children, but currently there are only 3,000 social workers in the country, Unicef has said.

August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021

New book, ‘Good Touch Bad Touch’, unpacks sexual abuse awareness for children

Good Touch Bad Touch, written in Bangla, is a 30-page book filled with stories, illustrations, and charts that are designed to be emotionally interactive for parents and their children; the prose comprises bedtime stories that seek to clarify how a child can identify abuse.

July 11, 2019
July 11, 2019

India includes death penalty in child abuse law

The Indian cabinet has cleared amendments to an existing gender-neutral law against sexual abuse of children introducing the provision of death penalty in cases of aggravated sexual offences and more stringent penal provisions aimed at clamping down on child pornography.

November 5, 2018
November 5, 2018

Rana replaces Nana!

A lot of controversy surrounded Nana Patekar after allegations of sexual abuse were made against him in the wake of the #MeToo movement in India.

December 15, 2017
December 15, 2017

Australia failed children, national sex abuse: Report

Australian institutions "seriously failed" children in their care with tens of thousands sexually assaulted, the final report from a five-year inquiry says as it recommends that celibacy among Catholic priests should be voluntary to help curb abuse.

October 19, 2017
October 19, 2017

What is the antidote to toxic masculinity?

If the patriarchy is a river—and a polluted one at that—toxic masculinity and rape culture are its tributaries. They go hand in hand and feed off each other.

May 8, 2017
May 8, 2017

The trauma that never ends

The effect of sexual abuse on mental health is profound. The trauma of abuse during childhood leads the victim to direct their shame, despair and anger inwards, which gives rise to psychological distress in adolescence.

June 7, 2016
June 7, 2016

80% of 18-yr-olds see risk of online sexual abuse

Eight out of ten 18-year-olds believe that young people are in danger of being sexually abused or taken advantage of online, and more than five out of 10 think friends participate in risky behaviours while using the internet, a new UNICEF study shows.

June 5, 2016
June 5, 2016

Madrassa teacher held for ‘sexually abusing’ minor

A madrassa teacher is arrested for alleged sex abuse on an 11-year-old boy in Munshiganj’s Gazaria upazila. Another sex offender of the same case is now on the run.