Nobel Peace Prize for anti-rape activists

06 October, 2018, 09:25 | Author: Myra Gill
  • Nobel Peace Prize goes to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad

Moreover, the scale of horrific sexual violence that this year's honorees, Iraqi activist Nadia Murad and Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege, have fought against-war crimes such as the taking of sex slaves and endemic gang rape-vastly outweighs the allegations made against Kavanaugh. Working with colleagues at Panzi Hospital, he supports brutalized women.

At this time, my thoughts turn immediately to all survivors of rape and sexual violence in conflict zones around the world. Almost 50 women are raped there every hour, experts say.

Numerous women treated by Mukwege were victims of mass rape in the central African nation that has been wracked by conflict for decades.

The hospital's original mission was to curb maternal mortality rates. "She had been raped with extreme violence".

That same year, she was also awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought by the European Parliament.

As well as his tireless medical work, Mukwege has fronted a worldwide campaign against trade in conflict diamonds.

According to Peres, Murad drew a parallel between the Yazidi experience and the Jewish trauma of the Holocaust, and asked Israel to aid Yazidi victims.

Murad, a Yazidi-Kurdish human rights activist, was captured by ISIS militants in 2014 and has spoken out about the abuse she suffered at their hands.

It is an evil she personally experienced during a harrowing three months.

IS fighters wanted "to take our honour, but they lost their honour", said Murad, now a United Nations goodwill ambassador for survivors of human trafficking.

Founded in 2016, her organization, Nadia's Initative, is "aimed at increasing advocacy for women and minorities and assisting to stabilize and redevelop communities in crisis".

She was among the thousands of Ezidi women who were abducted and enslaved by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS). As NPR has reported, health authorities administer so-called virginity tests to some Yazidi women who return from captivity.

"A more peaceful world can only be achieved if women and their fundamental rights and security are recognised and protected in war", Nobel committee chairwoman Berit Reiss-Andersen said as she unveiled the winners.

Reiss-Andersen said that war crimes and the MeToo Movement are "not the same thing", but it is important that "women leave the concept of shame and speak up".

Although there is no strict rule as to when the name of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate will be announced, the established custom is to make the announcement on the Friday of the first full week of October.

The Swedish committee (which is mostly independent from its Norwegian counterpart) canceled this year's literature prize because of the scandal.

"This year marks a decade since the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1820 (2008), which determined that the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict constitutes both a war crime and a threat to worldwide peace and security".

"I think he's doing a good job destroying ISIS, taking Iran on, but if we can give North Korea to give up their nukes, and live in peace, [Trump] would deserve the Nobel Peace Prize", Graham added.


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