“Should we do something more? Yes. Is there the will? Yes. But it's a path that we have already begun.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seventy-three years after the brutal Bataan Death March, American survivors and their family members are waging a war of words with Japan.
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.
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.
Approximately 200,000 Chinese women and girls were kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military during WWII.