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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


Apr 20, 2015 Maria Simao
Apr 17, 2015 rebecca lemesnager Thank you for this opportunity
Apr 16, 2015 Christina Michael
Apr 16, 2015 Lindsey Bell
Apr 16, 2015 Andrew Gresko.
Apr 15, 2015 Janice Banks
Apr 12, 2015 Dana Wong
Apr 9, 2015 Elpida Bauman
Apr 8, 2015 Elizabeth Aguirre
Apr 8, 2015 Sharon Abegglen
Apr 8, 2015 Flora Mamae
Apr 8, 2015 V. Truong
Apr 8, 2015 Susan Bourrillion
Apr 7, 2015 HEBE MARTORELLA
Apr 6, 2015 Doris Bland please do all that you can to end these atrocities.
Apr 6, 2015 Theresa Helander
Apr 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 29, 2015 Tonya Green
Mar 29, 2015 Bri ericksen
Mar 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 29, 2015 Fundación Amigos de la Vida
Mar 28, 2015 Debbie Bunn Stop the sexual crimes people get away with now.
Mar 27, 2015 Kelly Inviere
Mar 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 26, 2015 anita avila
Mar 26, 2015 Judi O'Connor
Mar 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2015 Karen Vincent No one should be raped under any circumstances.
Mar 24, 2015 Marjorie Coey This disgusting crime has gone long enough! We must stop this!
Mar 22, 2015 Elizabeth Snyder~Baldonado
Mar 22, 2015 Heather McCullough
Mar 21, 2015 Taylor Bishop
Mar 20, 2015 David Antos
Mar 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 20, 2015 Gloria Holoiday
Mar 19, 2015 Diane McCoy
Mar 19, 2015 Sami Wong
Mar 19, 2015 Lisa torsiello
Mar 18, 2015 anna halkaidsi
Mar 17, 2015 Hope Waggoner
Mar 17, 2015 Oral Arthur
Mar 17, 2015 Lynn Smart
Mar 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 16, 2015 susan koeppl
Mar 16, 2015 Alexandra Maran
Mar 16, 2015 Wyoming Brown
Mar 16, 2015 elaine c
Mar 14, 2015 Linda Kimberlin
Mar 14, 2015 Alice Neuman

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