It is the Nobel Prize week. And the winners for the Nobel Peace Prize 2018 have been announced on October 5. It has been awarded to Denis Mukwege (Congo) and Nadia Murad (Iraq) for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.
Mukwege was being shortlisted for the prize since 10 years,but she always missed the mark. The gynaecologist from Congo, Africa has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize finally in 2018. He has consistently worked for the favour and betterment of the brutalized women in Congo. His basic principle is 'justice is everyone's business'. He is the foremost unifying symbol, nationally and internationally, of the struggle to end the sexual violence.
Nadia Murad Basee Taha is a Yazidi Kurdish human rights activist from Iraq. She was abducted with other Yazidi women in 2014 when the ISIS Jihadis had attacked their home village of Kocho in Sinjar, northern Iraq. She lost six brothers and her mother in the attack. Reportedly, the jihadis killed all men of the village along with women who were too old to be sexually exploited. The abuses were systematic and a part of military strategy. Murad (25) is the second youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner after Malala Yousafzai, who won the award in 2014 at an age of 17.