Highlights / sexual abuse

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Tech companies must do more to reduce child porn, urges non-profit

A Canadian charity is finding 10,824 new images of child sexual abuse online every 12 hours and is calling on technology firms to do more to detect and remove them. The Canadian Centre for Child Protection has an automated web »


Quebec Catholic dioceses commission external audit into allegations of sexual abuse

Five Quebec Catholic dioceses have commissioned a retired judge to scour through their archives to assess the number and the nature of “well-founded allegations” of sexual abuse of minors made against Catholic clergy and lay staff employed by the church »

Health, International, Society

MeToo: Catholic priest abuse of nuns

For years there has been increasing knowledge of clerical abuse of minors, most especially in the Catholic Church. Equally of concern are accusations against church officials of years of covering up the abuse and not condemning or dealing adequately with »


Canadian Catholics react to pope’s letter on sex abuse

Reactions vary, but a woman who works with thousands of young Catholics says she and others she has spoken to are encouraged by the pope’s letter vowing to stop sexual abuse by clergy and its coverup. Pope’s letter called ‘very »

Indigenous, Society

Sexual abuse in Indigenous communities likely to dominate inquiry into murdered, missing women

The experiences of sexual and physical abuse among Indigenous women and girls are so pervasive they are expected to take over next year’s national inquiry into murdered and missing Aboriginal women, The Canadian Press reports. Hearings are set to begin »

International, Society

UN can’t solve peacekeeper sex abuse crisis: NGO

The United Nations has failed to solve a crisis of peacekeepers abusing the people they are supposed to protect, and it’s time member states take over management of the issue, says AIDS-Free World. The non-governmental organization co-founded by Canadian Stephen »

Highlights, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission ends

After six years of hearing testimony, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) wrapped up hearings this week in the national capital, Ottawa. A summary of the final report is expected to be released tomorrow. The commission was set up to »