Nobel Peace Prize 2018: "A strong signal for the defence of the rights of girls and women in line with UNESCO's priorities"

05 October 2018

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Illustration: Niklas Elmehed
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Declaration of UNESCO Director-General, Audrey Azoulay

"My heartfelt congratulations go to Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege for their tireless fights against sexual violence in armed conflict. Their courage and exemplary dedication must inspire our daily work for peace and, specially, the protection of girls and women."

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The UNESCO Courier featured an interview with Dr. Mukwege in its online edition in 2016. Read more about his work and life fighting for victims of sexual violence.

 Nadia Murad participated in a UNESCO conference on victims of ethnic and religious violence in 2017, where she called on the international community to do more to protect vulnerable communities.