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Nobel Peace Prize winner hopes to highlight sexual violence women face in war

Dec 10, 2018 18:54 IST
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One of the winners of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize said he hoped the prize would draw attention to the suffering and abuse women experience in war zones. Doctor Denis Mukwege will receive his award on Monday for his work helping rape victims at the hospital he founded in Bukavu, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The 63-year-old surgeon treats women and children who’ve been raped with extreme violence. Mukwege grew up in the city of Bukavu as the son of a church minister, but he discovered the powers of prayer were limited.