Dr. Denis Mukwege

Hillary Clinton Award | 02/26/2014

Dr. Denis Mukwege is the founder of the Panzi hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Dr. Denis Mukwege is internationally renowned for providing treatment to survivors of sexual violence in conflict and helping to rehabilitate and reintegrate victimized women.

He founded the Panzi Hospital in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, a region that has been fraught with violent conflict for years. He has helped over 21,000 women in the past decade and has been honored by the United Nations with the 2008 prize for human rights.

Dr. Mukwege dedicated his award from Georgetown to women who now seek a voice in peace and justice after overcoming violence and strife.

“I accept this award today on behalf of these women, as I strongly believe that those who have endured violence in conflict times have the capacity to act as an agent for peace and security and deserve a place at the negotiation table in peace talks,” says Mukwege.