05/10/2018 2:42 PM IST | Updated 31/01/2019 4:16 PM IST

Denis Mukwege, Nadia Murad Win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize For Efforts To End Sexual Violence

They won for their "efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict".

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The Nobel Peace Prize was announced on Friday.

OSLO—Denis Mukwege, a gynaecologist treating victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi human rights activist and survivor of sexual slavery by Islamic State in Iraq, won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.

The prize, worth nine million Swedish crowns ($1 million), will be presented in Oslo on Dec. 10.