Oct. 21: A road to peace

(Umeå University)

Denis Mukwege is chief physician and gynaecologist at the Panzi Hospital in eastern DR Congo in Central Africa and is since 1999 the leading force in the fight against sexual violence in a country that through history has been called both ‘the heart of darkness’ and ‘the rape capital of the world’.

For years on end, Denis Mukwege has performed surgery on and treated tens of thousands of women and children who have become victims of sexual abuse. He is highly respected, praised and awarded around the world for his fight. To many in his home country, he has become hope personified. In 2014, he received the prestigious Sakharov Prize by the European Parliament that is awarded to people who have contributed considerably to the fight for human rights.

Besides Dr. Mukwege we will meet Thierry Michel, film director and Ellinor Ädelroth, professor emerita at the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine at Umeå University who works with Dr. Mukwege at the Panzi Hospital Moderator: Marika Griehsel. 

This event is part of the Annual Celebration at Umeå University 2016.

When: October 21, 11:00 – 12:00

Where: Aula Nordica, Umeå University