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Denis Mukwege

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Denis Mukwege
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Mukwege in November 2018
Born (1955-03-01) 1 March 1955 (age 64)
OccupationHuman rights activist
AwardsNobel Peace Prize (2018)

Denis Mukengere Mukwege (/mʊkˈwɡi/;[1] born 1 March 1955) is a Congolese gynecologist. He founded and works in Panzi Hospital in Bukavu. He works in the treatment of women who have been gang-raped by rebel forces.[2] He has treated thousands of women who were victims of gang wartime rape since the Second Congo War.[3]

In 2018, he and Nadia Murad were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for "their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict."[4]

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  1. English pronunciation of Denis Mukwege. Retrieved 29 October 2014
  2. "Doctor and Advocate: One Surgeon's Global Fight for the Rights of Rape Survivors". Pacific Standard. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  3. Nolen, Stephanie. "Where repairing rape damage is an expertise," The Globe and Mail, October 22, 2008.
  4. "Announcement" (PDF). The Nobel Peace Prize.