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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


Mar 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 5, 2015 barbara diaz
Mar 5, 2015 chris bozowski
Mar 5, 2015 Darren Masters
Mar 4, 2015 Carol Melvin
Mar 3, 2015 Eva Terry
Mar 1, 2015 Patricia Fuentes
Feb 28, 2015 Kathryn Segal
Feb 27, 2015 Brittany Paral
Feb 27, 2015 Elisabete Fonseca
Feb 26, 2015 Danica Kojadinovic
Feb 26, 2015 Karin Wagner
Feb 25, 2015 Patricia Thomas
Feb 24, 2015 Francine Traniello
Feb 24, 2015 silvia lucisano
Feb 24, 2015 Catherine Moses
Feb 23, 2015 Rachael Marshall
Feb 23, 2015 Lorryn Young
Feb 22, 2015 Therese Karlin
Feb 21, 2015 Karen Barnes
Feb 21, 2015 Rhoda Slanger
Feb 20, 2015 Carla Pratas
Feb 20, 2015 jessica calhoun
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Feb 19, 2015 mary wheeler,
Feb 19, 2015 Sandra Ainsley
Feb 19, 2015 Kate Bradly
Feb 18, 2015 Aleena Mathew
Feb 17, 2015 Camille Jones
Feb 17, 2015 Anthony Maddaluno
Feb 17, 2015 Melanie Watkins
Feb 15, 2015 Ruth Dyke
Feb 12, 2015 Megan Bornman
Feb 12, 2015 Linda Gazzola
Feb 12, 2015 Elizabeth Floersch
Feb 12, 2015 Betty Santos
Feb 11, 2015 Annemarie Krogholm
Feb 10, 2015 Evelyn Chuter
Feb 10, 2015 Susan Armistead
Feb 10, 2015 Lynda Flood
Feb 10, 2015 Christina Bailey
Feb 8, 2015 Judy Krach
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Feb 5, 2015 Pat Tierney
Feb 5, 2015 Sharon Tyson
Feb 5, 2015 Cindy Zatlokowicz
Feb 5, 2015 Alexandre Pereira
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Feb 5, 2015 Ryan McKenzie
Feb 5, 2015 ashley erdmann

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