The special event honors individuals from across the world for their outstanding leadership and innovative efforts to effect long-lasting positive social change in the realms of healthcare, poverty, economic empowerment, legal aid, and women's leadership.
Type: Award Show
Runtime: 120 minutes
Clinton Global Citizen Awards - Denis Mukwege - Netflix
Denis Mukengere Mukwege English: (born 1 March 1955) is a Congolese gynecologist. He founded and works in Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, where he specializes in the treatment of women who have been gang-raped by rebel forces. Mukwege has become the world's leading expert on how to repair the internal physical damage caused by gang rape. Mukwege has treated thousands of women who were victims of gang wartime rape since the Second Congo War, some of them more than once, performing up to 10 surgeries a day during his 18-hour working days. Dr. Mukwege has earned several international prizes, including the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights (2008), the Right Livelihood Award (2013), the European Union's Sakharov Prize (2014), and the Seoul Peace Prize (2016). He has been repeatedly nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. On May 28, 2015, Dr. Mukwege was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science by Harvard University. He was included on the list of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2016.
Clinton Global Citizen Awards - Publication - Netflix
(in French) Colette Braeckman: L'homme qui répare les femmes. Violences sexuelles au Congo. Le combat du docteur Mukwege. Bruxelles, André Versaille, 2012. ISBN 978-2-87495-194-7 (in French) Denis Mukwege: Plaidoyer pour la vie. Editions Archipel, Octobre 2016. ISBN 978-2809820539
Clinton Global Citizen Awards - References - Netflix