Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad says the pandemic has increased the risk of exploitation and brutality against those most vulnerable.
Critics have bemoaned the slow progress made by an investigative team of the UN Security Council but the agency outlined solid gains made in recent months.
The UN Security Council approved the resolution as thirteen countries voted in favour while Russia and China abstained after intense last-minute negotiations and additional changes in wording.
In their speeches during Nobel Peace Prize acceptance ceremony, Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad called on the world to do more to protect the victims of wartime sexual violence.
A journalist who went public with her rape allegation is changing the rules in a country where male privilege dominates culture and consent is a blurred line.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee said it had awarded Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege the prize for their respective efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.
Iraq has asked the UN to assist it with gathering evidence of crimes committed by Daesh and said it was working with Britain to draft a Security Council resolution to establish an investigation.
Nadia Murad, 24, was one of about 7,000 women and girls captured in northwest Iraq in August 2014 by Daesh.
The European Parliament awards the Sakharov Prize to Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar who are raising awareness about women and children imprisoned by the terror group.
Captives describe horrors of Daesh rule as coalition forces free towns and villages and move towards the city of Mosul.
Daesh abducted the two Yazidi women when the terror group overran Kocho village in Iraq's northwestern district of Sinjar in August 2014.
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