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Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr Denis Mukwege interview special

Ahead of today's Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony in Oslo, host Sarah Brown revisits her interview special with this year's joint winner Dr Denis Mukwege.

Dr Mukwege is a modern-day hero and a truly remarkable man, with an unwavering dedication to the physical and mental health of women. Using his medical expertise, Dr Mukwege has become a trusted witness to the physical consequences of gang rape. 

He has enduring courage for speaking up for change and working hour after hour, to operate and save the lives of women whose bodies and spirits are damaged.

This interview special focuses on Dr Mukwege’s career as a world-renowned gynaecological surgeon who founded the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, to help women who are victims of gang rape and other sexual violences. 

These acts are widely used as a tool of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo and are increasing so much so that women there are seeing the threat of sexual violence encroaching on their everyday lives. 

Dr Mukwege's global influence is growing so much that he is the world's leading male advocate against sexual violence offering both practical and advocacy solutions.

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