Crusaders against rape win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 05, 2018, 5:30 AM EDT
Denis Mukwege, a gynecologist from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi human rights activist from Iraq, have won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.
(Source: https://www.theguardian.com)

Denis Mukwege, a gynecologist from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi human rights activist from Iraq, have won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for their fearless and persistent efforts in combating war-time sexual crimes and leading the fight for justice for victims.

Yazidi, herself a survivor of sexual slavery by Islamic State in Iraq, was honored with the E.U.’s prestigious Sakharov human rights prize in 2016 and happens to be the second youngest Nobel peace prize laureate after Malala Yousafzai, writes The Guardian.

Mukwege, who specializes in the treatment of rape victims, won the 2014 Sakharov Prize at the European Parliament, reports Reuters.

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