Activists against rape earn the Nobel Peace Prize | Superinteressante

Ativistas que lutam contra estupro como arma de guerra levam Nobel da Paz
two activists who are fighting against rape as a weapon of War lead the Nobel Peace Prize

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad (Nobel Assembly/Niklas Elmehed/detection)

Women considered the spoils of war on the largest part of the story, to kidnap them as slaves for sex was considered one of the “prizes” to soldiers of the winners in the battles of the primitive. This barbarism, but it still occurs mainly in Africa and the Middle East.

Fortunately, there are people who are fighting to end it in places where violence occurs.

The two of them Iraqi Nadia Murad and women of the Congo Denis Mukwege. Both had won on Friday (5), the Nobel Peace Prize the year 2018, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded. “The winners play a critical role in drawing attention to the fight against these crimes of war,” says the text on the awards website. On Twitter, the committee also stood, saying “a more peaceful world can only be possible if women their basic rights and safety recognized to ensure in war”.

The winners will share the prize of 9 million Swedish kronor equivalent of $ 1 million. Next, figure out the path of each one of them:

Nadia Murad

Nadia Murad awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, is the witness who tells about abuse perpetrated against themselves and others. Has shown no courage in the narrative of her own suffering, speaking on behalf of other victims.#NobelPrize pic.twitter.com/NeF70ig09J

— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 5, 2018

Iraq is one to 25 years was a sex slave to the Islamic State (EI), after the extremist group stormed the village where she was living in the north of the country. The club is part of the minority, the Tatars, Al, you see infidel, not after Islam (the religion of them includes the principles of different religions, such as Christianity, Judaism, Zoroastrianism and Islam itself).

In August 2014, volunteers have invaded the community and killed the men and older women, they sent small children to the army and become young sex slaves. It is estimated that a total of 3 thousand girls and women victims and Nadia was one of them. She was raped several times by different men, including in the group.

After three months in captivity, Nadia managed to escape, and since then, has been fighting to expose not only the violations they have suffered, but also that many still suffer in their countries of origin. In 2016, she was appointed Goodwill Ambassador of United Nations for the dignity of survivors of human trafficking.

In his statement about the Nobel Prize that he won the Iraqi claim that it is not enough just to think about a better future for women and children, persecution of minorities – it is necessary to constantly work on that right now. “Many of the Yezidis were going to take a look at this award and think of the families who have lost, those that are not found in the 1300 women and children who are still in captivity,” wrote the club.

“We must remain committed to rebuilding communities destroyed by the genocide”, asks the activist.





Denis Mukwege

Doctor Denis Mukwege, Nobel Peace Prize, has spent large parts of his life in helping victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Dr. Denis Mukwege and his staff treat thousands of patients who have fallen victim to these attacks. pic.twitter.com/9CrNWfj7zu

— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 5, 2018

Diseases of women and 63 years reply, long life, more than 30 thousand women victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The country’s civil war has killed more than 6 million people, and rape is also considered the spoils of war.

The struggle of Dennis is that these violations no longer exist and also that women can live in decent conditions. One of the basic principles is “justice is the business of all”, then, in addition to the health care of patients, it also seeks to provide the conditions that support financially. The doctor has created a system that offers small loans to the victims and also help to return to school or work.

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To the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Congress of the donation by condemning the impunity of mass rape in criticizing the government and other countries to take measures to put an end to this kind of violence. To be communicated on the award, Dennis the surgery was performed, said in an interview with the team award is recognition not only for her but for women of the Congo also.

“I can see the presence of many of them and how they are happy to be recognized,” said the doctor.





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