22/10/2014 News / Denis Mukwege receives 2014 Sakharov Prize

Denis Mukwege receives 2014 Sakharov Prize

Health & Nutrition, Human Rights, 22/10/2014

The European Parliament announced yesterday that Dr. Denis Mukwege has been named Laureate of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2014, which will be awarded in Strasbourg in November. He will receive the Prize for his struggle to protect women.

The RLA Foundation welcomes the decision and congratulates Dr. Mukwege. In 2013, he had received the Right Livelihood Award  “…for his courageous work healing women survivors of war-time sexual violence and speaking up about its root causes”.

More information about the Sakharov Prize.