Congolese Gynaecologist Awarded 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad awarded Nobel Peace Prize 2018

(Christianity Today) A Christian gynecologist who has dedicated his career to caring for victims of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been awarded a 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.

"We are very happy because she won", said pilgrim Loqman Suleiman as he walked along the one-kilometre path to the temple.

German-based Iraqi human rights activist Nadia Murad was yesterday, October 5th, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2018 at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo.

For more than 20 years now, 63-year-old Dr. Mukwege has been administrating treatment through specialized procedures in order to treat countless rape victims in Panzi Hospital in Bukavu.

The prize was the first Nobel ever awarded to a Congolese, sparking joy and pride in the biggest country in sub-Saharan Africa, plagued by more than two decades of bloodshed and brutality involving militias, rebel groups and government forces.

Reiss-Andersen said this year's prize was meant to send the message that "women, who constitute half of the population, are used as a weapons of war, and they need protection, and the perpetrators have to be held responsible and prosecuted for their actions". Forty-five women came to us with the same story, they were all saying: "People came into my village and raped me, tortured me". Among its patients are victims of sexual violence, a hallmark of Congo's conflict.

Writing in her autobiography, the now Nobel peace prize victor, spoke of her experiences one night at a slave market.

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Murad was 21 in 2014 when Islamic State militants attacked the village where she had grown up in northern Iraq.

Dr Miracle: Denis Mukwege. IS, adopting a radical interpretation of ancient Islamic texts, declared that Yazidi women and even young girls could be taken as sex slaves.

Ms. Brown recalls the first time she met Nadia.

She was one of thousands of Yazidi women and girls who were abducted, raped and brutalised by jihadists during their assault that year on the Kurdish-speaking minority, which the United Nations has described as genocide.

Modern human history has been ravaged by innumerable instances of sexual violence being wielded as a weapon of war and a deliberate military strategy. Thus they served as a weapon in the fight against Yazidis and other religious minorities.

The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, has been in turmoil since November previous year when a Swedish daily - in the wake of the #MeToo campaign - published the testimonies of 18 women who claimed to have been raped, sexually assaulted or harassed by an influential figure with long-standing ties to the Academy.

And on Wednesday, US scientists Frances Arnold and George Smith and British researcher Gregory Winter won the Chemistry Prize for applying the principles of evolution to develop proteins used to make everything from biofuels to medicine.

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