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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

Jan 29, 2015 Bronte Dahms
Jan 29, 2015 Denelle Ergh
Jan 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 29, 2015 Leticia Acevedo
Jan 29, 2015 Peggy Hollenbach
Jan 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 27, 2015 liliana papanikolaou
Jan 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 25, 2015 Margaret Goodman
Jan 24, 2015 erica writesel
Jan 21, 2015 Patricia Shriver
Jan 21, 2015 Jeannine Hassel
Jan 21, 2015 Gordana Barisic
Jan 19, 2015 emilio leone
Jan 19, 2015 Sharon Gillespie
Jan 19, 2015 Lindsay Mugglestone
Jan 19, 2015 pamela guyon
Jan 19, 2015 Kim Sellon
Jan 16, 2015 Suesie Hartman
Jan 15, 2015 Joanne Wisden
Jan 15, 2015 jessica trepanier
Jan 15, 2015 karen howard
Jan 15, 2015 Manuel Davila Rodriguez
Jan 15, 2015 Amy Fitts Please stop these atrocities!
Jan 15, 2015 Georgette Lebel
Jan 15, 2015 jeri williams
Jan 14, 2015 Sister Marcia Hall
Jan 13, 2015 Rita Pirouet
Jan 10, 2015 Sarah Baker
Jan 8, 2015 Terri Herring
Jan 8, 2015 Anna Weeks
Jan 8, 2015 Nicole Montgomery
Jan 7, 2015 Dave Mattozzi
Jan 7, 2015 Lynette Espinoza Why is it that the UN basically ignores the violent & horrific crimes committed against women & girls? The UN MUST stand together and demand that women & girls not be raped, beaten, burned & killed & then act upon it in the most aggressive way to stop it!
Jan 7, 2015 Donald Radcliffe ll Imagine if your own Mother, Grandmother or Daughter was in the same circumstance...
Jan 7, 2015 Christy ODonnell
Jan 7, 2015 Ellen Storey
Jan 7, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 7, 2015 William Sullivan
Jan 7, 2015 Peggy Robey
Jan 7, 2015 Miriam Oldenburg
Jan 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 6, 2015 Tobey Thatcher
Jan 6, 2015 Samuel Paul
Jan 6, 2015 Chris Lee
Jan 6, 2015 Rob Dexter
Jan 6, 2015 Louise scalia
Jan 6, 2015 Julie-Anne Davies
Jan 6, 2015 Martha Brazier Would you like for this to happen to your wives, mothers, sisters, or daughters? Help to put a stop to this now!

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