UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney on Tuesday demanded justice for victims of an "epidemic of sexual violence" in conflicts, especially rapes and other abuses perpetrated by...
Angelina Jolie doesn’t rule out move into politics
LONDON (AP) — Angelina Jolie has not ruled out a move into politics — and has joked that she might be tough enough to take the rough and tumble that comes with it.
The American actress and U.N. envoy told BBC radio she "can take a lot on the chin" — a possible reference to her bitter divorce from Brad Pitt.
When asked if she is moving in the direction of politics, the 43-year-old Oscar winner said, "I honestly will do whatever I think can really make change."
Nobel Peace winners urge global action vs. sexual violence
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Congolese doctor who shares this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the use of rape and sexual violence as weapons of war called Monday for strong international action against the abuse, including reparations for victims.
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 abuses.
Congo’s conflict makes fighting Ebola, sexual violence risky
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a Congolese surgeon brings rare global attention to a region surging for decades with rebel conflict that now threatens efforts to contain a deadly Ebola outbreak.
Nobel Peace laureates demand end to sexual violence in war
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Raped after being forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State group, Nadia Murad did not succumb to shame or despair — the young Iraqi woman spoke out. Surgeon Denis Mukwege treated countless victims of sexual violence in war-torn Congo and told the world of their suffering. Together, they were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their campaigns to end rape and sexual abuse as weapons of war.
Nobel Peace prize winner cancels college appearance
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — A Nobel Peace prize winner has canceled her appearance at Middlebury College after learning she won the prize.
Nadia Murad is a co-winner of the prize announced Friday, along with Denis Mukwege, for their work in combating the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.
Murad, a former Islamic State captive, was scheduled to speak at Middlebury Friday evening.
UN Chief Congratulates Nobel Winners
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Denis Mukwege, Nadia Murad win Nobel Peace Prize
YEREVAN, Armenia — A seven-minute video showing a woman being beaten, raped and then beheaded in a public square in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was circulating on the messaging platform Whatsapp for months before being validated and published by France 24.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A Congolese doctor who has been nominated several times for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work treating victims of sexual violence says gender inequality is a disgrace to society.
Denis Mukwege spoke Thursday at an international assembly of the Lutheran church in Namibia.
The gynecologist says churches must speak out against sexual abuse, and he condemns what he calls the "inhumanity" that some men show toward women.
Greek islanders, Syrian White Helmets top Nobel Peace bets
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Bookmakers taking bets for this year's Nobel Peace Prize are giving the lowest odds to the Greek islanders who have opened their hearts and homes to hundreds of thousands of migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea.
The award will be announced Friday in Oslo, Norway, and as usual the Norwegian Nobel Committee isn't dropping any hints about its choice for 2016.