Congolese doctor treats raped women
Dr. Denis Mukwege, Director of Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, gestures during a news conference in Stockholm, Sweden, 01 November 2012. EPA/HENRIK MONTGOMERYNobel Prize-nominated Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege, who is seen as a hero by his people for treating raped women, gave an interview to France 24 reporters.
Founder of a pioneering clinic for rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mukwege has been fighting against sexual assault. He has reportedly operated more than 30,000 raped and mutilated woman.
Following an attempt on his life, the doctor left his hometown but continues working under the protection of U.N. troops.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, rape is used as a weapon of war.
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