Dr. Denis Mukwege, a lecturer and doctor of medical sciences from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), where he defended his thesis in 2015, was awarded Nobel Peace Prize laureate, together with Nadia Murad, "for their efforts to stop the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war", said the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
This Nobel Peace Prize honors Dr. Mukwege's incredible commitment to helping Congolese women and children. The University congratulates the man who every day, at the risk of his life, rebuilds, "repairs" women and children whose bodies have been mutilated by rebel groups. His hard work shed light on the gravity of the situation throughout the world.
For the University, this is the 2nd Nobel Peace Prize after the one awarded in 1913 to Henri La Fontaine, a graduate of the ULB, for his role in promoting international law to manage conflicts between nations.