A doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo has been honoured for his work with victims of sexual assault.

Denis Mukwege was awarded the Sakharov Prize For Freedom of Thought at a ceremony in Strasbourg.

The gynaecologist runs a hospital in the city of Bukavu that helps thousands of rape victims who have suffered severe or permanent injuries.

Al Jazeera's Malcolm Webb reports from Bukavu.

Source: Al Jazeera