Nobel laureate Murad wants justice after al-Baghdadi killing

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A Nobel peace laureate who survived enslavement and sexual abuse by Islamic State extremists says the killing of the terrorist group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi still leaves th...

Taipei to host international film festival on women's issues in October

A total of 75 films will be screened at the 26th Women Make Waves International Film Festival in Taipei next month to raise awareness and focus on issues that affect women and society, the organizers ...

Taiwan donates half a million dollars to help ISIS victims rebuild

TAIPEI -- (Taiwan News) Taiwan has donated US$500,000 to Nadia's Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting communities torn apart by ISIS's reign of terror in northern Iraq....

Amal Clooney: Prosecute Islamic State extremists for rape

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Human rights lawyer and activist Amal Clooney is demanding justice for victims of an "epidemic of sexual violence" in conflicts, especially rapes and abuses by Islamic State extr...

Iraq begins exhuming mass grave in Sinjar region

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi government has started exhuming a mass grave left behind by the Islamic State group in the northwestern Sinjar region. The exhumation, which is being carried...

Former Yazidi captives of IS reunite with families in Iraq

GERSHIN, Iraq (AP) — A group of Yazidi women and children reunited with their families in Iraq Saturday after five years of captivity at the hands of the Islamic State group, hugging and kissing relat...

Nobel laureates, advocates advising G7 on women's rights

PARIS (AP) — Human rights advocates are meeting in Paris to discuss the strategy of the G7 group of industrialized nations for ending violence and discrimination against women. Frenc...

Taiwan donation of US$500,000 to humanitarian organization announced during anti-ISIS conference

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It was announced Wednesday that Taiwan has donated US$500,000 to an NGO fighting sexual violence and supporting reconstruction efforts in a part of the world devastated by...

Africa in 2018: An extraordinary peace blooms amid crises

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As the roar of "strongman" politics rose in 2018, extraordinary developments in Africa offered an alternative to the noise. Millions watched, astounded, as one of the world's most ...

Iraq welcomes Nobel Peace Prize winner Murad

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi activist Nadia Murad is meeting with her country's president in Baghdad after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy on behalf of victims of wartime sexual violence. ...

Nobel Peace winner: international action on sex abuse needed

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nadia Murad, the Iraqi woman who shared this year's Nobel Peace Prize for her activism against sexual violence in wartime, says she wants world leaders to translate sympathy for the v...

Nobel peace winners demand action against sex abuse

OSLO, Norway (AP) — One of the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says the attention the prize has drawn to sexual violence against women in war zones must be followed by action against the abus...

Yazidi mothers of children by IS face heartbreaking choices

DAHUK, Iraq (AP) — The 26-year-old Yazidi mother faces a heartbreaking choice. Her family is preparing to emigrate from Iraq to Australia and start a new life after the suffering the...

Report: Foreign fighters led IS atrocities against Yazidis

PARIS (AP) — An international human rights group says foreign fighters, including many Europeans, were responsible for carrying out the Islamic State group's atrocities against minority Yazidis. ...

AP PHOTOS: Growing up female, across the globe

CAIRO (AP) — As the world marks the International Day of the Girl Child, women's rights activists point to progress on a wide array of issues but say more needs to be done to protect girls from child ...