Dr. Sima Samar – Afghanistan’s voice for human rights

She was a refugee, a Hazara woman and therefore part of the most persecuted minority in Afghanistan. Her husband went missing and never returned. In a country ravaged by more than three decades of war, Taliban rule and violation of women's rights, Sima Samar became a doctor, Afghanistan's first Minister of Women's Affairs and one of the country's most prominent human rights advocates.

Dr. Denis Mukwege Mukengre

58-year-old Dr. Denis Mukwege is a gynecological surgeon in Bukavu, a city in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). He treats women who have been gang-raped or suffered other forms of sexual violence.