Feature - The Body As a Battlefield
Cristina de Middel
This year’s Nobel Peace Prize Exhibition 2018, "The Body as a Battlefield" is about the two Nobel Peace Prize laureates Dr. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad. It is also about how sexual violence has been, and still is, used worldwide as a weapon of war and what can be done to prevent such crimes.
Cristina de Middel has spent time with both Nobel Peace Prize laureates; Mukwege, the Congolese surgeon who has helped reconstruct the shattered bodies of thousands of victims of sexual violence, and Murad, a member of Iraq’s Yazidi minority and a survivor of sexual violence and slavery. Held captive by...