Famous DRC doctor calls gender inequality a disgrace

2017-05-11 19:08
Dennis Mukwege (File : AFP)

Dennis Mukwege (File : AFP)

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Johannesburg - A Congolese doctor who has been nominated several times for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work treating victims of sexual violence says gender inequality is a disgrace to society.

Denis Mukwege spoke on Thursday at an international assembly of the Lutheran church in Namibia.

The gynecologist says churches must speak out against sexual abuse, and he condemns what he calls the "inhumanity" that some men show toward women.

The doctor has treated thousands of women in Democratic Republic of Congo, many of whom were victims of gang rape. Armed men tried to kill him in 2012, forcing him to temporarily leave the country.

Delegates at the religious assembly in the Namibian capital gave Mukwege a standing ovation.

Read more on:    namibia  |  drc  |  central africa  |  southern africa

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