Nobel Peace Prize honours fight against sexual violence

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad ``for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.''

The winners were named Friday by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

Congolese doctor Mukwege has been a critic of the Congolese government and has treated victims of sexual violence. Murad is a Yazidi who was a captive of the Islamic State group.

The 2018 prize is worth 9 million Swedish kronor ($1.01 million).