Denis Mukwege – Nobel Peace Prize: Taking action is a choice

“Taking action is a choice.

It is a choice:

– whether or not we stop violence against women,
– whether or not we create a positive masculinity which promotes gender equality, in times of peace and in times of war.

It is a choice:

– whether or not to support a woman,
– whether or not to protect her,
– whether or not to defend her rights,
– whether or not to fight on her side in countries ravaged by conflict.

It is a choice: whether or not to build peace in the countries in conflict.

Taking action means saying ‘no’ to indifference.”

Denis Mukwege, Nobel Peace prize lecture

© The Nobel Foundation, Stockholm, 2018.

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