Give Dr Denis Mukwege an Honorary British Knighthood now

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Give Dr Denis Mukwege an Honorary British Knighthood now

I believe Great Britain should give an Honorary Knighthood to that great man Dr Denis Mukwege. Dr Mukwege is a genuine hero, one of the greatest gynaecologist ever known, a great human being who specialises 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. Dr 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. He has campaigned against wars, poverty and discrimination and for women and the sick throughout his life, and in particular here in Great Britain.  Honorary Knighthoods are to recognise non-British citizens who have made major contributions to this country and its well-being.  I believe Dr Denis Mukwege is the perfect recipient, and it is long-overdue that this country awarded him one. He will be the first Congolese to be so honoured, acknowledging him for the inspirational figure he really is. I urge Prime Minister David Cameron to make this happen. I call upon my Lord William Hague, Ambassador Graham Zebedee, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Joyce Anelay, Sadiq Khan, as Mayor of London where Dr Mukwege took part at the June Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London's Excel Centre, spearheaded by William Hague and Angelina Jolie, to back the honour. I know many other medical personnel and women will sign too to win this honour for the Congolese gynaecologist. This great man has received many major awards and high honours worldwide Republic of France "Special Human Rights Prize 2007" taken to Panzi Hospital in Bukavu by the Secretary of Foreign Affairs Rama Yade (June 2008)UN Human Rights prize (New York, December 10, 2008) Olof Palme Prize (Sweden, January 2009) African of the Year (Nigeria, January 2009), awarded by Daily TrustChevalier de la Légion d'Honneur by the French government (Kinshasa, November 2009) by French Ambassador Pierre Jacquemot.Van Heuven Goedhart-Award (June 2010) from the Netherlands Refugee Foundation (Stichting Vluchteling)Honorary Doctorate by the faculty of medicine at Umeå University, (Sweden, June 2010)The Wallenberg Medal from the University of Michigan (October 2010)The King Baudouin International Development Prize (Brussels, May 24, 2011) by the King of Belgium Albert II.Clinton Global Citizen Award for Leadership in Civil Society (New York, September 22, 2011) by President Bill Clinton.The 2011 Deutscher Medienpreis (German Media Award) in Baden Baden Germany (February 2012)Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur Française (Panzi, July 8, 2013) brought to Bukavu by the First Lady of France Valérie Trierweiler and the Minister of Francophonie Yamina Benguigui.Civil Courage Prize (2013) Human Rights First Award (August 5, 2013)Right Livelihood Award (September 26, 2013); "Prize for Conflict Prevention" by the Fondation Chirac (Paris, October 10, 2013) honored by the presence of 2 French Presidents Jacques Chirac and François HollandeHonorary degree from Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium (February 3, 2014) along with Lawrence Lessig and Jigme ThinleyThe Hillary Rodham Clinton Award in Washington DC (February 26, 2014) at Georgetown University for Advancing Women in Peace and Security along with the former British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs William Hague. The Inamori Ethics Prize from the Case Western Reserve University Inamori Center for Ethics and Excellence (October 1, 2014) Solidarity Prize received from Médecins du Monde and the Saint-Pierre University Hospital in Brussels (October 16, 2014) The Sakharov Prize for the Freedom of Thought, received from the European Parliament in Strasbourg (November 26, 2014) Harvard University Honorary degree as Doctor of Science. Boston, Massachusetts (May 28, 2015) Gulbenkian Prize. Lisbon, Portugal (July 16th, 2015). I believe it's time the UK honoured him too.  Please sign to win the wonderful Dr Denis Mukwege an Honorary Knighthood in the UK.  



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