27 May 2019
17:30 - 18:30
Special Keynote

Sexual Violence: a Weapon of War and Armed Conflict

Denis Mukwege has become a leading activist for human rights and gender equality, increasing protection for women and advocating that those responsible for sexual violence shall be brought to justice. Over the years, he has helped thousands of victims of sexual violence in armed conflicts, while condemning the impunity to war crimes made possible by the absence of the rule of law and the collapse of traditional values. In 2018, alongside Nadia Murad, Denis Mukwege was laureated with the Nobel Peace Prize, and in his Nobel lecture, he raised a sharp and straightforward question: What is the world waiting before taking sexual violence as a weapon into account?

2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

With the special address of


Writer & Student (Iraq)

Journalist and Media Commentator (Portugal)