Duo fighting rape set to get Nobel Peace Prize
OSLO: Champions of the fight against sexual violence, Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi activist Nadia Murad, a former captive of jihadists, will on Monday receive the Nobel Peace Prize, which this year highlights rape as a weapon of war.
Murad, 25, and Mukwege, 63, will be jointly presented with the prize in Oslo, after they were announced as winners by the Norwegian Nobel Committee in October for “for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict”.
Mukwege, called “Doctor Miracle” for his surgical skills, has spent 20 years treating the horrendous wounds and intense emotional trauma inflicted on women in DR Congo’s war-torn east.
Fellow laureate Murad has become a tireless campaigner for the rights of Yazidis since surviving the horrors of captivity under the Islamic State group, who stormed across swathes of Iraq and Syria.