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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

Feb 7, 2016 Holly Peterson
Feb 4, 2016 mariana varela
Feb 4, 2016 Gail Davison
Feb 4, 2016 Lois Nottingham
Feb 3, 2016 Heather R
Feb 2, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 2, 2016 Marci Martinolich
Jan 30, 2016 Alexis Azcárate
Jan 30, 2016 giuliana donadio
Jan 29, 2016 L. Meta Williams
Jan 29, 2016 Robert Sanders
Jan 29, 2016 Rick Marshall
Jan 29, 2016 Andrea Muir Men are pigs & have no self control.
Jan 29, 2016 Dorota Lombardo
Jan 29, 2016 Alice Bol
Jan 27, 2016 Elaine Davis
Jan 27, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jan 27, 2016 Nerija S.
Jan 27, 2016 John and Rose Martin
Jan 27, 2016 Larry McDaniel
Jan 21, 2016 Ann Erbacher Grey
Jan 21, 2016 Johanna Figueroa
Jan 20, 2016 Gisela Zech
Jan 19, 2016 Cecile Lemay
Jan 19, 2016 Tahesha Gilliard
Jan 19, 2016 Patricia Jones
Jan 18, 2016 c. martinez
Jan 18, 2016 John Walker
Jan 18, 2016 Peg Cancienne
Jan 18, 2016 Thomas Filip
Jan 18, 2016 Carol Ryan
Jan 18, 2016 Thomas McClaskey
Jan 17, 2016 Denise Moore There should be no question as to what should be done to men that sexually abuse anyone much less from an officer in the United Nations Army.
Jan 17, 2016 Judith Savard
Jan 17, 2016 Sarah Robbins
Jan 16, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jan 15, 2016 Rebecca A. Behar Johnson
Jan 14, 2016 Tomasz Pawel Okruta
Jan 14, 2016 Linda Schaeffer
Jan 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jan 13, 2016 Jan Marek
Jan 12, 2016 Lauren Olsen
Jan 11, 2016 Yvonne Ray
Jan 10, 2016 Allison Richards
Jan 9, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jan 8, 2016 Judy Rangnes
Jan 8, 2016 Alicja Bożek
Jan 8, 2016 Karen Phillips
Jan 7, 2016 kathy bainbridge
Jan 7, 2016 debbie meadows

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