The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad and Congolese physician Denis Mukwege by the Norwegian Nobel Prize Committee in Oslo on Friday. Norwegian Nobel Committee Chair Berit Reiss-Andersen announced that this year's prize goes to laureates struggling to end sexual violence as a weapon in armed conflicts and war. “[This year's prize goes to] Denis Mukwege... Еще and Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. Both laureates have made a crucial contribution to focusing attention on and combatting such war crimes”, she said. In reference to the #Metoo movement she added that “it is important to see the suffering of women, to see the abuses and to achieve that it is also important that women leave the concept of shame and speak up.” For this year's Nobel Peace Prize there were 331 candidates nominated, 216 of which were individuals and 115 were organisations.