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Campaigners against sexual violence win Nobel Peace Prize

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad have been honoured ‘for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict’.

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad “for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict”.

The winners were named by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

Congolese doctor Mr Mukwege has been a critic of the Congolese government and has treated victims of sexual violence.

Ms Murad is a Yazidi who was a captive of Islamic State.

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