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Nobel Peace Prize winners: Their plea to the world | Sky News

By Sharon Marris, news reporter

A former sex slave and a doctor have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to stop rape and sexual violence being used as weapons of war.

Nadia Murad and Dr Denis Mukwege received their prize at a ceremony in Oslo on Monday and both said the international community needed to do more to stop the abuses experienced by women in conflict.

Ms Murad, 25, was one of an estimated 3,000 girls and women from Iraq’s Yazidi minority group who were kidnapped by Islamic State extremists in 2014.

They were sold as sex slaves and she was raped, tortured and beaten for three months before she managed to escape to Iraqi Kurdistan.

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