HILVERSUM, the Netherlands, October 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
In his last exclusive interview before the announcement of the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize Denis Mukwege says he hopes receiving the prize will help improve the fate of women in eastern Congo. The interview will be broadcast tomorrow on Dutch national television in College Tour, hosted by Twan Huys.
Mukwege has a clear message for the audience, he asks them to take action: "I think that it can help a lot when everything doesn't concentrate on you. You can do a lot for others."
Support from Hillary Clinton, Angelina Jolie and Ben Affleck
Mukwege's work is supported by influential celebrities. Mukwege: "We are very happy with their support. We need the solidarity. Because it's not only a Congolese problem, it's a problem of humanity."
Despite the fact that rape and sexual violence is the order of the day in Congo, Denis Mukwege is still hopeful. He feels that the future of his country lies in the positive attitude and the resilience of the women of Congo. Mukwege: "We must help them and give them the opportunity to show that they have not been destroyed and that they can go ahead in their lives."
Dr. Denis Mukwege is a laureate Congolese gynaecologist and human rights activist. Since 1999, he has performed surgery on over 40,000 girls and women who have been the victims of sexual violence. Denis Mukwege discusses the problems of his country on an international level, meeting with international leaders to find a solution. In the past he received the Clinton Global Citizen Award and the Sakharov Prize. In the Democratic Republic of Congo Dr. Mukwege's own life is in constant danger. In 2012 he survived an assassination attempt.
The episode of College Tour featuring Denis Mukwege will be broadcast on Friday, 9 October, the day of the presentation of the Nobel Peace Prize, at 8:30 p.m. on the Dutch national channel NPO3.