A statue of Swedish inventor and scholar Alfred Nobel at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Photo: jonathan nackstrand/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images
Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.
The prize is the most keenly anticipated of the Nobels and its past winners include Jimmy Carter, Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela.
Among the most-recent laureates are the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and Juan Manuel Santos for his efforts to end Colombia’s long-running civil war during his time as president.
In 2014, Malala Yousafzai—shot by Taliban militants as a teenager after campaigning for girls’ education in Pakistan—became the youngest peace laureate aged 17, sharing the prize with Indian children’s-rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi.
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