Ganadores del Premio Nobel de la Paz 2018
October 5, 2018 -- Denis Mukwege, un médico que trata víctimas de violencia sexual en la Rep. Dem. del Congo, y Nadia Murad, una activista yazidí por los derechos humanos y sobreviviente de esclavitud sexual en el Estado Islámico en Irak, ganaron el Premio Nobel de la Paz “por sus esfuerzos para terminar con el uso de la violencia sexual como arma de guerra y en conflictos armados”
Mukwege has treated thousands of women in Congo, many of whom were victims of gang rape. Armed men tried to kill him in 2012, forcing him to temporarily leave the country.
Murad is one of an estimated 3,000 Yazidi girls and women who were victims of rape and other abuses by the IS army. She managed to escape after three months and chose to speak about her experiences. At the age of 23, she was named the U.N.'s first Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking.
The 2018 prize is worth 9 million Swedish kronor ($1.01 million).