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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

Jul 22, 2017 Bożena Staniszewska
Jul 20, 2017 JR Embrey
Jul 19, 2017 lisa g. Maybe all men should be castrated to stop aggressive behavior
Jul 19, 2017 Marion Virginia
Jul 19, 2017 Kay Birkinshaw
Jul 19, 2017 Henry Mongrain
Jul 19, 2017 Audra Guecia
Jul 19, 2017 Prof. Denise J. Tartaglia
Jul 19, 2017 grace padelford
Jul 19, 2017 Bruce and Penny Triplett ENOUGH SEXUAL BRUTALITY
Jul 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 19, 2017 Susannah Gelbart
Jul 19, 2017 Janet White There is no excuse for this behavior. It must be stopped.
Jul 19, 2017 Laura Ochinero
Jul 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 19, 2017 Warren Birkinshaw
Jul 19, 2017 Helen Moors
Jul 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 19, 2017 chris dickinson
Jul 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 19, 2017 M Busch
Jul 19, 2017 Belinda Toby
Jul 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 19, 2017 Karen C
Jul 19, 2017 Kathy Pelletier this is a horrible thing to withstand Women and young girls should be protected at all times.
Jul 19, 2017 Winifred Breighner
Jul 19, 2017 Joan Secord
Jul 19, 2017 Maria-Eugenia Mendoza-Garrido
Jul 19, 2017 Joseph Salamido
Jul 19, 2017 Pamela Baize
Jul 19, 2017 Alsira de Lima Guedes
Jul 19, 2017 Barbara Guedes
Jul 19, 2017 Wagner Pessoa
Jul 19, 2017 Luciano Bitencourt
Jul 19, 2017 Kathleen Lafferty
Jul 19, 2017 carolyn gowdy
Jul 19, 2017 Lorie Zaplotinsky
Jul 19, 2017 Sue Jackson
Jul 19, 2017 Dawn Tozer
Jul 19, 2017 Kim Anthony
Jul 19, 2017 Lois A.
Jul 19, 2017 Gillian Miller
Jul 19, 2017 Nina Wouk
Jul 19, 2017 Linda Anderson
Jul 19, 2017 Dee Randolph
Jul 19, 2017 Anita Whateley
Jul 19, 2017 Jewel Clark
Jul 19, 2017 Lynne Whittington
Jul 19, 2017 (Name not displayed) This is a critical issue that cannot be ignored.

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