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Mukwege, Murad jointly awarded 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

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
Mukwege, Murad jointly awarded 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Mukwege, Murad jointly awarded 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on October 08, 2018 Rating: 5

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