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(Advanced Booking Required) Dr. Denis Mukwege, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018

September 24, 2019

Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018, physician Dr. Denis Mukwege, will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Ritsumeikan University.

Dr. Mukwege continues to work tirelessly in a number of important areas including: the introduction of holistic care for female victims of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo; strengthening of regulations in order to ensure the sustainable development of the industrial mining of resources in Africa; and the improvement of working conditions for women and children employed therein.

In recognition of this, an Honorary Doctorate Award Ceremony will be held to which Dr. Mukwege has been invited, following which a Commemorative Lecture, kindly be given by Dr. Mukwege himself, and roundtable discussions will take place. This event is open to members of the public (advanced booking required - limited to 200 persons on a first-come-first served basis).



Conferral of Honorary Doctoral Degree on Dr. Mukwege and Commemorative Symposium

Date and Time: Monday, October 7, 2019 - 14:40 - 16:10 (doors open at 14:00)NOTE: the lecture is expected to last 60min
Venue: Igakukan Hall (IG101), Kinugasa Campus
Symposium Title: 'Women rights, absence of violence in the context of SDGs'
Languages: Japanese, English, French (simultaneous interpretation to be provided)
Entrance fee: FREE
How to apply: Please fill in and submit the appropriate online form below:
For students of Ritsumeikan University (limited to 200 persons):
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For members of the public (limited to 200 persons):
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