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We all know war is destructive, that it can leave nations and people alike crippled for years to come, both physically and metaphorically. But the unrest associated with war can also have unseen implications.

Sexual violence is often a product of war that is obscured by war's more publicized aspects. For example, in the Congo, women and girls are being raped and tortured while the country experiences civil war. And women in feuding Burma are constantly frightened for their lives because the Burmese army systematically rapes them as punishment for insurgents' actions.

This grisly, underbelly of war is devastating not only to women but to entire nations. The United Nations' fund dedicated to Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict is working to end the use of sex as a weapon in times of conflict, and war. Often, though, its critical mission is not made a priority while planning an international response to unrest.

The women of the world need to make sure that leaders know that we will not stand for being victims of sexual violence. Write to the UN demanding that the protection of women during times of unrest be made a priority and a key element to every UN-sponsored mission."

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Dear UN representatives:

We must stop the cycle of sexual violence that war inevitably produces. All around the world where nations are experiencing civil unrest, women are being raped and assaulted.

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, where a civil war continues to ravage the nation, girls as young as infants are raped. In Darfur, armed men rape women in front of their whole families. In Burma, women have been raped and burned alive.

Extreme sexual violence is a product of war that must be dealt with immediately. Innocent women and girls' lives are being destroyed as the wartime strife continues.

Please make sure you are addressing the needs of our women worldwide who are at risk of sexual violence in their countries.

Thank you for your consideration.

Petition Signatures

May 23, 2015 Casey Roy
May 21, 2015 Susana Careaga
May 21, 2015 Marilyn Mason
May 19, 2015 KEY KLAUS
May 19, 2015 Sharon Kirk
May 18, 2015 Ashley Bowe
May 18, 2015 Minerva Mollica
May 16, 2015 linda lee
May 14, 2015 Sharae Parks
May 14, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 14, 2015 mario bouton
May 13, 2015 shelley carter
May 12, 2015 Laurie Fisher
May 11, 2015 Naomi Curtis
May 9, 2015 Kathleen Siskron I know, I was sexually abused as a child.
May 8, 2015 Marissa Boren
May 8, 2015 Margaret Rigsby
May 7, 2015 Synnove Johnson
May 7, 2015 Lesley Forrester
May 7, 2015 Sandra DeLong
May 7, 2015 Lauren Moch
May 7, 2015 Joel Quaintance
May 7, 2015 Leslie Hammon
May 7, 2015 Allan Kaopua
May 5, 2015 Anji A.
May 3, 2015 donna sykes
May 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 29, 2015 isabel sleiman
Apr 29, 2015 Robyn FENDALL
Apr 29, 2015 Inga Karlsson
Apr 28, 2015 Alice Schewene
Apr 28, 2015 laural ball
Apr 28, 2015 Mary Gaffney
Apr 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 28, 2015 Kate Foley We have a beautiful world, but this kind of brutality makes it ugly...such a tragedy.
Apr 28, 2015 Daniel Weinberger
Apr 28, 2015 Mireille Helme
Apr 27, 2015 Debi Benenati
Apr 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2015 Sherry Spurling
Apr 24, 2015 (Name not displayed) On one should be abuse... I pray all women and children or men are saved from this abuse. We can fight together and with Gods help we will win.
Apr 24, 2015 Isabella Ondei
Apr 24, 2015 John Galbraith
Apr 23, 2015 Carol McMahon
Apr 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 23, 2015 James Mulcare
Apr 22, 2015 Rev. Crystal Huggins
Apr 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)

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