Prishtina, 5 October 2018 – The First Deputy Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Behgjet Pacolli, welcomed and complemented the news for the two Laureates of Nobel Peace Prize, respectively the Yazidi lady from the city of Northern Iraq, Sinjar, Ms. Nadia Murad, and the Congolese gynecologist, Mr. Denis Mukwege.
“I would like to extend my sincere congratulations for the two winners of Nobel Peace Prize, Ms. Nadia Murad and Mr. Denis Mukwege. Their endeavors for prevention of sexual violence in conflicts are distinguished. This indicates the attention that the international community should have to this challenge, which is taking place in many regions,” said the Kosovo Chief Diplomat.
“Kosovo, due to its background of the war, when sexual violence was systematically used by the Serbian State military and paramilitary forces by raping around 20 thousand Kosovo women and without any convicted perpetrators who committed such crimes, supports the international efforts to stop sexual violence in world conflicts. We will continue to play an active role with the relevant stakeholders,” declared the second top Government official.
The winners of the Nobel Peace Prize have been selected as a result of their endeavors to prevent the use of sexual violence in armed conflicts.
Ms. Murad is a lady from the Northern City of Iraq, Sinjar, who was held as a sex slave by the ISIS, whereas Mr. Mukwege, a Congolese gynecologist, who worked in the treatment of thousands of women and girls that were subject to sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.