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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

Nov 28, 2015 frances surratt
Nov 27, 2015 Wilhelmina Edelston
Nov 27, 2015 Ronald Tanguy
Nov 25, 2015 Ivan Brewer
Nov 25, 2015 Penny Fleischman
Nov 25, 2015 Maria Antonia Martinez
Nov 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 24, 2015 Lynne Johnson
Nov 24, 2015 gwen p
Nov 24, 2015 christina bergström
Nov 23, 2015 Jessica Whitehead
Nov 23, 2015 Heather German Stop ALL sexual violence towards ALL genders!! Enough!
Nov 21, 2015 Adriana Bidarra
Nov 21, 2015 Dana Sklar
Nov 20, 2015 Anne Johnson
Nov 19, 2015 Nancy Wein
Nov 17, 2015 Sue keller
Nov 17, 2015 Hamerling Santos
Nov 17, 2015 Bob Brucker
Nov 17, 2015 Elma Pjanic
Nov 16, 2015 Linda Smith Especially please focus on helping Yazidi people and all other survivors of wartime rape or sex slavery. And bring the perpetrators to justice.
Nov 16, 2015 Robert Parker
Nov 16, 2015 shelly hall
Nov 16, 2015 Marga Childs
Nov 16, 2015 Kathleen Moraski
Nov 15, 2015 Marie Hemphill
Nov 14, 2015 Eugenia Mixon
Nov 13, 2015 gabriel nikolovski yup
Nov 13, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 13, 2015 Cynthia Quast
Nov 13, 2015 Stacy Bell
Nov 13, 2015 Christine Traylor
Nov 13, 2015 melody O'Connor
Nov 8, 2015 Javier Aguilar
Nov 8, 2015 Nancy Hill
Nov 7, 2015 Betty Mann
Nov 4, 2015 Michelle Takemoto
Nov 3, 2015 Rachel Carroll
Nov 3, 2015 Kelly Gegg
Nov 3, 2015 Emily Berlin
Nov 3, 2015 maria soares
Nov 3, 2015 Virginia Ilardi
Nov 2, 2015 MICHELE haubtmann
Nov 1, 2015 mickie Wiggins
Nov 1, 2015 Ana Mendes
Oct 31, 2015 Susan Zuckerman
Oct 30, 2015 Júlia Asbóth
Oct 28, 2015 Laurie Funderburk
Oct 27, 2015 Maryanne Thompson
Oct 27, 2015 Tracy Durden

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