Denis Mukwege

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Denis Mukwege (; born 1 March 1955) is a Congolese gynecologist and Pentecostal pastor. He founded and works in Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, where he specializes in the treatment of women who have been raped by armed rebels. In 2018, Mukwege and Iraqi Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for "their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict".Mukwege's continued demand for justice for the victims of the Congo conflicts has resulted in him receiving threats against his life and the Panzi hospital. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Denis Mukwege has received more than 837,369 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Denis Mukwege is the 125th most popular social activist (down from 89th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Democratic Republic of the Congo (down from 4th in 2019) and the most popular Congolese Social Activist.

Denis Mukwege is a Congolese gynecologist who has been working for the past two decades to help women who have been victims of rape and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has performed over 30,000 surgeries and has been the target of many death threats.

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Among social activists, Denis Mukwege ranks 125 out of 544Before him are Georgy Gapon, Wat Tyler, Alfred Naujocks, Sergey Nechayev, Vesna Vulović, and John Brown. After him are Marsha P. Johnson, Maria Altmann, Betty Williams, Frederick Douglass, Manuela Sáenz, and Lal Bahadur Shastri.

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Among people born in 1955, Denis Mukwege ranks 39Before him are Dodi Fayed, Carme Forcadell, John Grisham, Roland Emmerich, Shoko Asahara, and Binali Yıldırım. After him are Haitham bin Tariq, Brendan Gleeson, J. K. Simmons, Billy Idol, Ante Gotovina, and Héctor Cúper.

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In Democratic Republic of the Congo

Among people born in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denis Mukwege ranks 5 out of 68Before him are Patrice Lumumba (1925), Mobutu Sese Seko (1930), Laurent-Désiré Kabila (1939), and Moïse Tshombe (1919). After him are Antoine Gizenga (1925), Félix Tshisekedi (1963), Joseph Kabila (1971), Étienne Tshisekedi (1932), Simon Kimbangu (1887), Ota Benga (1883), and Claude Makélélé (1973).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In Democratic Republic of the Congo

Among social activists born in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denis Mukwege ranks 1

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