| 10.7°C Belfast

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’.

Close

Denis Mukwege (Christian Lutz/AP)

Denis Mukwege (Christian Lutz/AP)

Denis Mukwege (Christian Lutz/AP)

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.

Daily Headlines & Evening Telegraph Newsletter

Receive today's headlines directly to your inbox every morning and evening, with our free daily newsletter.

This field is required


Top Videos



Privacy