sexual slavery

Catholic Church

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.”
David Gilbert
2.6.19
VICE News

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
6.16.16
americas

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.
Jack Guy
2.29.16
VICE News

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.
Miriam Wells
1.19.16
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.
Liz Fields
6.23.15
News

Sex, Slavery, and Drugs in Bangladesh

VICE News visits Bangladesh’s largest brothel where people trafficking, underage prostitution, and drugs are commonplace.
VICE News
5.15.15
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.
Jonathan Gad
3.25.15
Sex

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.
VICE News
2.11.15
middle east

'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.
Lara Whyte
2.6.15
Sex

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.
VICE News
1.28.15
Asia

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.
Megan Murphy
4.18.14