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Denis Mukwege Wins Sakharov Prize 2014

European Parliament - October 21, 2014

Denis MukwegeDenis Mukwege is the laureate of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2014. The 59-year-old gynaecologist founded the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu in 1998, when a war took place in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where today he still treats victims of sexual violence who have sustained serious injuries.
Gunmen attack anti-rape doctor Denis Mukwege

BBC News - October 26, 2012

Doctor Denis MukwegeUnknown gunmen have tried to kill a Congolese doctor widely praised for his work helping rape victims, he has told the BBC. When asked whether he had been targeted because of his work, Denis Mukwege noted that the attackers had not asked for any money.
Seven human rights fighters receive top UN awards

UN News - December 10, 2008

Denis MukwegeThe United Nations General Assembly today awarded its top human rights prize to seven global advocates ranging from a Congolese doctor who treats female victims of sexual violence, a nun who fought for indigenous rights before her murder in Brazil, and the assassinated Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto.
US Lawmakers Consider Proposals to Curb Rape as Weapon of War

VOA News - April 1, 2008

Dick DurbinA U.S. Senate hearing focused on the use of rape as a weapon in armed conflicts, and what the United States can do to try to crackdown on the practice.



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