“Both laureates have made a crucial contribution to focusing attention on, and combating, such war crimes.”
By Julia Conley, staff writer for Common Dreams. Published 10-5-2018
Two influential figures in the fight against sexual violence as a weapon of war were chosen as 2018’s recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.
Dr. Denis Mukwege was recognized for treating victims of rape, while Nadia Murad, a Yazidi woman who has spoken out about being held as a sex slave by ISIS, was awarded the prize for her work as a human rights campaigner following her experience. Continue reading