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  • -The Norweigian Nobel Committee has decided to award

  • the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad

  • for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence

  • as a weapon of war and armed conflict.

  • Both laureates have made a crucial contribution

  • to focusing attention on and combating such war crimes.

  • -The Nobel Peace Prize, would that be a way,

  • if you got that prize --

  • and you have been nominated for many years --

  • to help your work get to another level?

  • -If prizes can change really the situation of women of Congo,

  • we need more commitment.

  • We need maybe ourself -- each of us here --

  • to ask himself, "What I'm doing, myself?"

  • What me, as a person, I'm doing to make this change

  • this change happen?

  • -I decided to seek justice.

  • Instead of trying to heal my own wounds,

  • I have decided to speak out against ISIS crimes.

  • This is a very personally costly affair.

  • -We want to send out a message of awareness that women,

  • who constitute half of the population in most communities,

  • actually are used as a weapon of war,

  • and that they need protection,

  • and that the perpetrators have to be prosecuted

  • and held responsible for their actions.

  • We believe that this is a fundamental prerequisite

  • for lasting peace .

-The Norweigian Nobel Committee has decided to award

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