Denis Mukwege

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Meet Nobel Laureate Denis Mukwege

During Almedalen Week this summer, FUF's editorial staff met with gynecologist Denis Mukwege from Congo. He now receives, together with Nadia Murad, the Nobel Peace Prize for efforts against the use of sexual violence as a weapon in war and armed conflict. See our interview with Denis Mukwege.

Denis Mukwege and FUF's Sofia Brännström in Almedalen.
Denis Mukwege and FUF's Sofia Brännström in Almedalen.

For most of his life, Denis Mukwege has fought to help victims of sexual violence in Congo.

Nadia Murad is a Yazidi and has been imprisoned as a sex slave by IS. When she was released after three months, she told the world about her horrible experiences.

They both receive the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize "for their efforts against the use of sexual violence as a weapon in war and armed conflict".

When FUF's editorial office was in Almedalen this summer, we met Denis Mukwege and interviewed him about the challenges of combating sexual violence in conflict-affected areas and what the international community can do better. See the interview below.

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