Denis Mukwege

World-renowned Gynaecologist; Human Rights Activist; Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2018

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Travels From: Democratic Republic of the Congo

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    Denis Mukwege

    World-renowned Gynaecologist; Human Rights Activist; Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2018

    Speaker Fee Range: Please inquire for fees

    Travels From: Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Denis Mukwege is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    Denis Mukwege Speaker Biography

    Dr Denis Mukwege is a world-renowned gynaecologist, human rights activist and Nobel Peace laureate from east DRC. He has become the world’s leading specialist in treating survivors of wartime sexual violence, and a global campaigner against the use of rape as a weapon of war.

    As a child Denis Mukwege accompanied his father, a pastor, to visit the sick in Bukavu, a city in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the shore of Lake Kivu. One day they went to see a terminally-ill boy. They prayed for him but were unable to do more.

    Mukwege was eight years old at that time and decided after this experience that he would become a doctor. He told his father: “You can pray, but I will give medicines.”

    Dr Denis Mukwege campaigns globally to bring the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war to an end. Together with the Yazidi activist Nadia Murad, Dr Mukwege received the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for his “efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.” He has received numerous awards for his work, including the UN Human Rights Prize (2008), the Right Livelihood Award (2013) and the Sakharov Prize of the European Parliament (2014). TIME magazine listed him among the world’s 100 most influential persons and the Carter Foundation named him a ‘citizen of the world.’

    Denis Mukwege Keynote Topics

    Dr Denis Mukwege campaigns globally to bring the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war to an end. Together with the Yazidi activist Nadia Murad, Dr Mukwege received the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for his “efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.” He has received numerous awards for his work, including the UN Human Rights Prize (2008), the Right Livelihood Award (2013) and the Sakharov Prize of the European Parliament (2014). TIME magazine listed him among the world’s 100 most influential persons and the Carter Foundation named him a ‘citizen of the world.’

    Denis Mukwege Speaking Videos

    Denis Mukwege: Nobel Peace Prize lecture 2018
    Dr. Denis Mukwege, Nobel Laureate and Founder of Panzi Hospital