Mukwege and Murad recognised for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon in war
The committee says the Congolese doctor, Denis Mukwege has been “the foremost, most unifying symbol both nationally and internationally of the struggle to end sexual violence in war and armed conflict”.
Nadia Murad, a member of the Yazidi minority in Iraq, was captured by Isis and repeatedly raped and subjected to other abuses. The committee says she showed “uncounted courage in recounted her own suffering”.
The prize is worth The 2018 prize is worth 9 million Swedish kronor (£750.000). ast winners who came under criticism include former U.S. President Barack Obama, who won in 2009 after less than a year in office.