An anti-rape activists Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege awarded as Nobel Peace Prize for 2018.
Murad and Mukwege had made a “crucial contribution” to combatting violence against women.
The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has gone to campaigners against rape in warfare, Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege.
Murad is an Iraqi Yazidi who was tortured and raped by Islamic State militants and later became the face of a campaign to free the Yazidi people.
Meanwhile, Mukwege is a Congolese gynaecologist who, along with his colleagues, has treated tens of thousands of victims.
This year, some 331 individuals and organizations were nominated for the prestigious peace award.
The winners announced in the Norwegian capital Oslo on Friday won the award for their “efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war”, Berit Reiss-Andersen, the Nobel committee chair, said.
The pair both made a “crucial contribution to focusing attention on, and combating, such war crimes”, Reiss-Andersen added.
Murad, 25, endured three months as a sex slave at the hands of Islamic State (IS) militants.
She was bought and sold several times and subjected to sexual and physical abuse during her captivity.
Furthermore, she became an activist for the Yazidi people after escaping IS in November 2014, campaigning to help put an end to human trafficking and calling on the world to take a tougher line on rape as a weapon of war.
Meanwhile, BBC Persian’s Nafiseh Kohnavard, who met Murad after she had escaped from her IS captors, tweeted an image of the meeting after the prize was announced.