Dr. Denis Mukwege

In 2018, Dr. Mukwege won the Nobel Peace Prize with Nadia Murad for “their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict” His consistent work.

Dr. Denis Mukwege is a Congolese gynecologist who has devoted years to treating women who have been traumatized by rape and calling for those who commit this crime to be brought to justice. In 2012, Dr. Mukwege gave a speech at the United Nations condemning the lack of accountability for rate in Congo, openly criticizing the international community, armed groups, and the Congolese government. In 2012, Dr. Mukwege survived an assassination attempt during which his bodyguard was killed. He and his family fled Congo, but returned in 2013 to continue his work at Panzi Hospital, where he and his colleagues provide medical and psychological care for thousands of survivors.

The work of Dr. Denis Mukwege & other physicians in Congo was recorded by Platon & The People’s Portfolio. You can read the story here.

 

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Learn more about Nobel Prize Winner, Dr. Denis Mukwege from TIME Magazine.