two-person fight against sexual violence as a war weapon has been awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize. This year the winners are a gynecologist and a survivor of sexual slavery. Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege has treated victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad was enslaved and raped by Islamic State fighters in Iraq in 2014.
Murad is an advocate for the Yazidi minority in Iraq and for refugee and womans rights in general. She's dedicated her award to her mother who was killed by IS.>> Denis Mukwege is the helper who has devoted his life to defending these victims. Nadia Murad is the witness who tells of the abuses perpetrated against herself and others.
Dr. Mukwege leads the Panzi Hospital in the eastern city of Bukavu. It opened in 1999 and the clinic receives thousands of women each year, many of them requiring surgery after sexual abuse. On hearing the news, the celebrations burst onto the streets outside.>>
>> The prize is worth $1 million and will be presented in Oslo on the 10th of December.>>