Results for - Nobel Peace Prize In The #MeToo Era
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1. With the #MeToo dominating headlines this year, it seems fitting that the Nobel Peace Prize this year was given to two activists in the field -- Nadia Murad , an Iraqi Yazidi who was tortured and raped by Islamic State militants and later became the face of a campaign to free the Yazidi people and Dr Dennis Mukwege, a Congolese gynaecologist who, along with his colleagues, has treated tens of thousands of victims. Both won the award for their "efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war". Have you heard about this prior to this survey?
2. Ms Murad endured months as a sex slave at the hands of IS militants. She witnessed many of her friends and relatives savagely murdered, including her own mother. She was bought and sold several times and subjected to sexual and physical abuse during her captivity. After escaping, she became an activist for the Yazidi people, campaigning to help put an end to human trafficking and calling on the world to take a tougher line on rape as a weapon of war. Just the very act of going public put a target on her back, but she did not care. Ms Murad described her escape in a BBC interview in 2016, detailing how the women who were held captive were treated by IS. She was awarded the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize by the Council of Europe in 2016 and called for an international court to judge crimes committed by IS in her acceptance speech in Strasbourg. Ms Murad, the first Iraqi to win the award, was named the UN's first goodwill ambassador for survivors of human trafficking later that year. In her 2017 book "Last Girl" she recounts her ordeal in brutal detail. Does she sound like a good recipient for the Nobel Peace Prize?
3. Dr. Mukwege has spent decades helping rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He and his colleagues are said to have treated about 30,000 rape victims, developing great expertise in the treatment of serious injuries sustained during sex assaults that were carried out as a weapon of war. By treating these women and children, he actually risks his own life. The 63-year-old has won a number of international prizes, including the 2008 UN Human Rights Prize, and was named African of the Year in 2009. He lives under the permanent protection of UN peacekeepers at his hospital and has also previously called for a tougher line on rape as a weapon of war. Do you think Dr. Mukwege is a good recipient for this Nobel Peace Prize?
4. Survivors of the deadly shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school were awarded the 2018 International Children's Peace Prize on Tuesday, November 20. In a ceremony celebrated in Cape Town, South Africa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu presented the prize to David Hogg, Emma González, Jaclyn Corin and Matt Deitsch. In the aftermath of the shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February, students organized March for Our Lives and rallied in Washington, calling for stricter gun laws in the United States. The event was one of more than 800 planned across the United States and in cities worldwide. Tutu, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his work to end apartheid in South Africa, called March for Our Lives one of the most significant movements led by young people, according to a statement posted on the Children's Peace Prize website. Do you feel, as I do, that this is a very fitting recipient for this particular Peace Prize?
11/22/2018 News 1981 34 By: Harriet56