Laureados do Prémio Nobel da Paz 2018
October 5, 2018 -- Denis Mukwege, um médico que trata vítimas de violência sexual na
R. D. do Congo, e Nadia Murad, uma ativista de direitos humanos Yazidi e sobrevivente de escravatura sexual pelo Estado Islâmico no Iraque, foram laureados com o Prémio Nobel da Paz “pelos seus esforços para pôr fim ao uso da violência sexual como arma de guerra e conflito armado”
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).