Pope Francis admits Catholic priests used nuns as sex slaves
“Should we do something more? Yes. Is there the will? Yes. But it's a path that we have already begun.”
Islamic State is committing genocide against Yazidis, UN investigation says
The accusations were made in a UN report, based on interviews with dozens of survivors, saying that the Islamist militants had been seeking to destroy the Yazidi population through killings, sexual slavery, and other crimes.
VICE News and Reuters
Activists Hail Landmark Ruling on Sexual Slavery in Guatemala’s Civil War
The case is one of the first anywhere in the world to focus on the use of sexual violence in war, and is centered on 15 indigenous women who were kept as sexual slaves by soldiers who had earlier disappeared their husbands and destroyed their community.
The Extent of the Islamic State's Atrocities in Iraq Has Been Laid Bare by the UN
Nearly 19,000 civilians were killed in Iraq over 21 months and an estimated 3,500 are being held as slaves, says the UN in a new report documenting the enduring "horror" of life there.
asia & pacific
South Korean ‘Comfort Women’ Threaten to Sue Japan for $20 Million in the US
A group of women who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military during WWII is prepared to file suit against Japan in a California district court on July 1.
Sex, Slavery, and Drugs in Bangladesh
VICE News visits Bangladesh’s largest brothel where people trafficking, underage prostitution, and drugs are commonplace.
Opinion and Analysis
US Veterans Want Japan's Prime Minister to Apologize to Congress
Seventy-three years after the brutal Bataan Death March, American survivors and their family members are waging a war of words with Japan.
A Sex Worker Tells Her Tale (Extra Scene from 'Sex Slaves of Bangladesh')
In this extra scene from 'Sex Slaves of Bangladesh', VICE News correspondent Tania Rashid hears a personal account of a sex worker who came to Bangladesh's largest brothel with her two children, after leaving her abusive husband.
'We Need People to Stand for Us' — The Yazidis Escaping Sexual Slavery in the Islamic State
Abandoned by the international community, Yazidi activists are risking their lives to track the thousands abducted by the jihadist group. VICE News spoke to one girl who escaped her brutal captivity.
Sex, Slavery, and Drugs in Bangladesh (Trailer)
Coming soon: VICE News visits Bangladesh’s largest brothel where people trafficking, underage prostitution, and drugs are commonplace.
Japan Is Still Denying the Sexual Slavery of Chinese 'Comfort Women'
Approximately 200,000 Chinese women and girls were kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military during WWII.