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‘On this price have the women of Congo, many years of waiting’

Gynecologist Denis Mukwege was this morning to work in the operating room when he heard that he is the laureate of the Nobel prize for Peace. ‘This is huge. Sexual terror against women is acknowledged. At this price the women of Congo, many years of waiting’, is the response Christine Deschryver, who worked closely with the doctor works.

A place full of joy. That is the Panzi hospital in Bukavu, in the Eastern Congolese province of South Kivu this morning. ‘People flood to be a doctor Mukwege to congratulate, ” says Christine Schuler Deschryver, walked to the phone. Deschryver is the director of City of Joy, a centre that women received the sexual violence in Eastern Congo for years afflicts, have survived. Often they reach that centre, after doctor Mukwege or team to them in the Panzi hospital have operated …

A place full of joy. That is the Panzi hospital in Bukavu, in the Eastern Congolese province of South Kivu this morning. ‘People flood to be a doctor Mukwege to congratulate, ” says Christine Schuler Deschryver, walked to the phone. Deschryver is the director of City of Joy, a centre that women received the sexual violence in Eastern Congo for years afflicts, have survived. Often they reach that centre, after doctor Mukwege or team to them in the Panzi hospital to have surgery.

The doctor is overwhelmed with the congratulations, and congratulations. ‘He is a little impressed, he is definitely emotionally, ” says Deschryver. The Congolese gynecologist has gained international fame, with his unrelenting struggle for the women of Eastern Congo, where sexual terror both by insurgents and by regeringssoldaten as a weapon of war is used.

Mukwege was forced to specialize in hersteloperaties, “lessons in the training medicine won’t get’, he once said in an interview with this newspaper,” because some women by groups of men and objects to be raped, making them internally destroyed, be made.’ Doctor Mukwege is going about it very often speak at international forums, but in addition he leads in Bukavu also doctors that his work can continue.

“Women of Eastern Congo know the great value of this man’

Over the past few years was Denis Mukwege several times already, on the list of nominees for the Nobel Peace prize. “However, I felt this year, I had last night with a positive feeling,” says Christine Deschryver. ‘This morning we heard the news here in the Congo, immediately, via the French radio station RFI. We all knew that Mukwege this peace prize would ever get, we only knew not when. We, the women of Eastern Congo, to know the great value of this man, who has for many years on our part to cooperate and meestrijdt. For us this is huge.’

There Is reason for optimism, as there is to the sexual violence in the Congo but not the end? Nevertheless, says Deschryver: ‘The nice thing about this price is that Denis Mukwege him to share with Nadia Murad, a survivor of sexual violence. The Nobelprijscomité complains this sexual terrorism, around the world, from the Congo to Iraq. On this recognition, the women of Congo, many years waited for.’

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