Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Peace Prize win can help eradicate scourge of sexual violence: UN

For Pramila Patten, UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Friday was a particularly good day.  Ms. Patten was able to celebrate Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege jointly winning the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.  The Nobel award has put the issue of sexual violence in conflict, back on to the front pages. But what difference will it make in the longer-term.  Ms. Patten spoke with UN News’s Conor Lennon.

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Nobel Peace Prize goes to UN Goodwill Ambassador and Congolese doctor, highlighting sexual violence

Nadia Murad, a Yazidi rights activist and the first Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and Denis Mukwege, a gynecologist who helps victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), were awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.