This year’s Nobel Peace Prize was jointly awarded to Yazidi activist Nadia Murad and Congolese Doctor Denis Mukwege for their efforts in working to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.

For Mukwege’s part, he launched the Panzi Hospital nearly 20 years ago in Bukavu—the eastern city of the Democratic Republic of Congo. He and his team have treated tens of thousands of victims of sexual- and gender-based violence. He was inspired to open the hospital after treating a woman who had been reaped and mutilated by armed men. The hospital now treats more than 3,500 women a year.

Read more on BBC News.

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