Khabarindiaonline: Human rights activist Nadia Murad and Physician Denis Mukwege have won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. The awarding committee chairperson Berit Reiss-Andersen announced the winners at a ceremony at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo today.
She said Murad and Mukwege won the award for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. Murad, a Yazidi-Kurdish human rights activist, was captured by ISIS militants in 2014 and has spoken out about the abuse she suffered at their hands.
In November 2017 she published her story in The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State. Mukwege, a Congolese doctor, has spent his life working with victims of sexual violence in The Democratic Republic of the Congo. ( Source: AIRN ).