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Seminar with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Published: 12 December 2018 at 14.54

On 12 December at 4.30 p.m., the Riksdag will hold a seminar with Doctor Denis Mukwege, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018. The seminar can be followed in English via the Riksdag webcast service.

Webcast service: Seminar with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

The theme of the seminar will include a discussion on how sexual violence in war and armed conflicts can be strategically prevented and how survivors of sexual violence can obtain redress.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad because they have both "put their personal security at risk by courageously combating war crimes and seeking justice for the victims". Doctor Denis Mukwege has spent a great part of his adult life helping women who have become victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The seminar will be held in English and French. The parts of the seminar that are in French will be interpreted into English.