DRC doctor awarded for helping rape victims | DR Congo News | Al Jazeera

DRC doctor awarded for helping rape victims

Gynaecologist receives prestigious Sakharov Prize in Strasbourg for treating thousands of victims of sexual assault.

    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


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