OSLO, Norway —
The Nobel Peace Prize on Friday was awarded to a Congolese physician and a Yazidi former captive of the Islamic State group for his or her work to focus on and remove the usage of sexual violence as a weapon of struggle.
Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad “have made a vital contribution to focusing consideration on, and combating, such struggle crimes,” the Norwegian Nobel Committee stated in its announcement.
“Denis Mukwege is the helper who has devoted his life to defending these victims. Nadia…