Special series

The Nobel Interview: Rape as a weapon of war

An exclusive interview with Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege on the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.

Middle East

Iraq's Yazidis 'forgotten by world' since ISIL attacks

Years after the community was decimated, they are still internally displaced and feel abandoned by the world.

Sexual assault

World's indifference to sexual violence must end: Nobel laureates

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winners urge the international community to do more to end the use of rape as a war weapon.

Humanitarian crises

Mukwege, Murad awarded 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Mukwege is a gynaecologist treating survivors of sexual violence in the DRC and Murad is a Yazidi human rights activist.

Germany

Why are German churches sheltering Yazidi refugees?

Yazidis' asylum requests are increasingly rejected in Germany as refugees in other countries also face deportation.

Yazidis seek church asylum as Europe's empathy for refugees wanes

Iraq

ISIL rape victims 'need transcultural psychotherapy'

Need for mental health experts who know local culture in post-ISIL Iraq is immense, German-Kurd psychologist says.

Jan Kizilhan: ISIL rape victims need culture-sensitive therapy

Opinion

A case of ethical neglect: How journalists failed Yazidi women

Yazidi women's painful testimonies on the practices of journalists who covered their stories should be a wake-up call.

Zahera Harb

by Zahera Harb

Zahera Harb

Yazidi

Yazidis in Iraq: 'The genocide is ongoing'

Members of the persecuted community are still struggling to recover from years of brutal assault by ISIL fighters.

Yazidis in Iraq: 'The genocide is ongoing'

Middle East

Three years on: 'The Yazidis' wound is still bleeding'

Three years after ISIL's attack on Iraq's Yazidis, UN says world powers have not done enough to address the genocide.

UN: Yazidi genocide in Iraq still ongoing, unaddressed

Iraq

The Yazidi men left behind: 'ISIL destroyed us'

Yazidi men whose wives and children were abducted by ISIL are struggling to cope with the uncertainty of their fates.

The Yazidi men left behind: 'ISIL destroyed us'

Yazidi

Ex-captive of ISIL sheds tears on return to Iraq

An emotional homecoming for Nadia Murad, a Yazidi survivor captured by ISIL and sold as a slave in northern Iraq.

Ex-captive of ISIL sheds tears on return to Iraq

Middle East

Dozens of Yazidi 'slaves' rescued by Iraqi troops

The group of 36 Yazidi survivors was saved by Iraqi forces fighting to retake Mosul from ISIL.

Dozens of Yazidi 'slaves' rescued by Iraqi troops

Opinion

Stop recruiting child soldiers in Iraq

Child recruitment is losing hearts and minds, and it is costing boys and girls dearly.

Zama Coursen-Neff

by Zama Coursen-Neff

Zama Coursen-Neff

Witness

The Girl Who Saved My Life

A filmmaker returns to Iraq to film refugees fleeing ISIL and tries to find a young girl who he believes saved his life.

War & Conflict

Two suspected Yazidi mass graves found in Iraq

The graves containing bones and identity cards discovered near Shababit junction in northwestern Iraq.

Two suspected Yazidi mass graves found near Mosul