December 5, 2019 | News | No Comments
The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege for fighting sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.
Mukwege, a Congolese doctor, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi rape survivor who suffered abuses by ISIS, have won the award for their “efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war,” Nobel committee chairwoman Berit Reiss-Andersen said in unveiling the winners in Oslo.
“A more peaceful world can only be achieved if women and their fundamental rights and security are recognised and protected in war,” she said.
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