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Nobel Peace Prize 2018: acknowledging exceptional efforts

Norwegian People’s Aid together with local partner organisations has opened  community centers offering help and support for women and children affected by sexual violence, as well as their families and local communities in Northern Iraq. The project have been funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Dutch government.  

We congratulate Nadia Murad and Dr. Denis Mukwege for winning the Nobel Peace Prize 2018. 

"This years award is an important acknowledgement of Murad and Dr. Mukweges exceptional effort to combat sexual violence in conflicts and help victims of sexual violence and genocide," says Henriette Westhrin, Secretary General of Norwegian People's Aid. 


Nadia Murad

In cooperation with local partner organisations NPA supports the Yezidi community in North-Iraq in rehabilitation and reintegration efforts. The Yezidi women we meet in Iraqi refugee camps says Nadia Murad has been a huge inspiration and made it easier for them to come forward with their own personal stories. 

Congratulations also to our colleagues at  Yazda  – an important voice for Yezidis who have suffered under or are affected by, the genocidal campaign against their people by ISIL.

We at NPA work together with many of our partners across the world to fight sexual and gender based violence. With Murad and Dr. Mukwege recieving the Nobel Peace Price, the collective efforts in this field is also recognised. We would like to thank the Nobel Comittee for awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to such inspiring candidates as Nadia Murad and Dr. Mukwege.  


Dr. Denis Mukwege

05.10.2018 |