I am so delighted to share the news with you that Dr. Denis Mukwege, Medical Director of Panzi Hospital in the Congo, has won the Nobel Peace Prize, together with Nadia Murad, a Yazidi survivor/activist from Iraq. Both of these newly awarded Nobel laureates have come close to death several times, and their determination to speak out against the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war is an inspiring call to conscience.
Dr. Denis Mukwege at Donor Direct Action Reception, September 2017
We are honored to partner with Panzi Foundation and to have supported Dr. Denis Mukwege and his life-saving work. We congratulate him and Nadia Murad on this well deserved recognition of their contribution to humanity.
Margot Wallstrom (Former-Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden) , Louise Arbour (UN Special Representative for International Migration), Dr. Denis Mukwege (Founder, Panzi Hospital in Bukavu), Kyung-wha Kang (Foreign Minister of South Korea), Jessica Neuwirth (Director, Donor Direct Action), Laila Bourhil (Special Assistant, Political Affairs, UN), Pramila Patten (SRSG- Sexual Violence)
Felice Gaer (Vice-Chair UN Committee Against Torture), Bani Dugal (Vice Chair, Steering Committee NGO Working Group), Gloria Steinem (Feminist Political Activist)