Mukwege, Murad jointly awarded 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Published on October 08, 2018
Norwegian Nobel Committee has selected Dr. Denis Mukwege (63) & Nadia Murad (25) and jointly awarded them the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.
Denis Mukwege, Nadia Murad jointly awarded 2018 Nobel Peace Prize
  • They were given award for their efforts to end use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.

About Dr. Denis Mukwege:

  • He is a Congolese gynecological surgeon. 
  • He was awarded the prize for defending victims of war-time sexual violence.
  • He has been involved in helping victims of sexual violence in the African nation of Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Mukwege along with his staff have treated thousands of war-time sexual assault victims.

About Nadia Murad:

  • She was one of the thousand Yazidi women who were abucted, abused and raped by IS (Islamic State) and kept in captivity.
  • Following her escape from IS, Nadia Murad spoke about the assault faced by her.
  • She was one of the rape victim who came out in public and told about the abuse she and other women underwent.
  • She has shown uncommon courage in recounting her own sufferings and speaking up on behalf of other victims.
  • In 2016, Murad was named UN's first Goodwill Ambassador for Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking.

Question:

Q. Norwegian Nobel Committee has selected Dr. Denis Mukwege (63) & Nadia Murad (25) and jointly awarded them which Nobel Prize?
a. Nobel Physics Prize
b. Nobel Chemistry Prize
c. Nobel Peace Prize
d. None of the above

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