Oslo: The Norwegian Nobel Committee decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts to stop the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.
Both laureates made a decisive contribution to focusing on such war crimes and combating them. Denis Mukwege is an assistant who has devoted his life to the defense of these victims. Nadia Murad is a witness who talks about the abuses committed against her and others. Each of them helped in its own way to improve the appearance of sexual violence during the war so that the perpetrators could be held accountable for their actions.
This year's Nobel Peace Prize is firmly included in the criteria set forth by the will of Alfred Nobel. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad endangered their personal security by fighting courageously against war crimes and seeking justice for the victims. Thus, they promoted the brotherhood of nations through the application of the principles of international law.