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Denis Mukwege
Denis Mukwege 2018.jpg
Mukwege in November 2018
Born (1955-03-01) 1 March 1955 (age 66)
OccupationHuman rights activist
AwardsNobel Peace Prize (2018)
This person won a Nobel Prize
Denis Mukengere Mukwege (/mkˈwɡi/;[1] born 1 March 1955) is a Congolese gynecologist. He founded and works in Panzi Hospital in Bukavu. He works in the treatment of women who have been gang-raped by rebel forces.[2] He has treated thousands of women who were victims of gang wartime rape since the Second Congo War.[3]

In 2018, he and Nadia Murad were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for "their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict."[4]

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