Nobel peace prize 2018 won by the Iraqi Nadia Murad and Mukwege

  • 12-11-2018, 10:23
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    INA The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Congo’s Denis Mukwege and the Iraqi Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. The 21st-year-old, Nadia Murad is the witness who tells of the abuses perpetrated against her and others by Daesh terrorist groups. Mukwege, a gynaecologist and surgeon, has long worked to treat thousands of women and girls affected by rape and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. "Both laureates have made a crucial contribution to focusing attention on, and combating, such war crimes," said Berit Reiss-Andersen, chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, as she announced the award Friday at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo. "Each of them in their own way has helped to give greater visibility to wartime sexual violence so that the perpetrators can be held accountable for their actions," Murad becomes the 17th woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize and is its second-youngest recipient after Malala Yousafzai. Reiss-Andersen said Murad had "shown uncommon courage in recounting her own sufferings and speaking up on behalf of other victims." On its part, Iraqi Media Network has forwarded congratulation words to Nadia Murad for winning the Nobel prize. IMN has also released a special hashtag for this important even as the following, Arabic, [embed][/embed] English, [embed][/embed]   Kurdish, [embed][/embed]       @Shahad J Hassan