A Nobel peace prize winner joined several countries in calling on the United Nations Security Council Wednesday to increase sanctions against perpetrators of sexual violence in conflicts. Reports of sexual violence have increased in many of the world’s worst conflicts over the past year, from Ethiopia to Libya and the Democratic Republic of Congo to Darfur. The AFP reports that 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege told the Council’s annual session on sexual violence in conflicts that ‘As long as these despicable crimes are not punished, they will continue,’ added the Congolese gynecologist, calling on the Security Council to establish ‘a red line.’