Denis Mukwege, Nadia Murad get Nobel Peace Prize 2018

New Delhi, Oct 5: Physician Denis Mukwege and  Yazadi human rights activist Nadia Murad have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 on Friday for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.

The Committee said Mukwege had been “the foremost, most unifying symbol both nationally and internationally of the struggle to end sexual violence in war and armed conflict”.

Murad, a member of the Yazidi minority in Iraq, was captured by the IS and repeatedly raped and subjected to other abuses.

The Committee stated she showed “uncommon courage in recounted her own suffering”.

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