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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


May 28, 2017 Christine Ciempola
May 26, 2017 Bożena Staniszewska
May 24, 2017 Stacy Wykle
May 20, 2017 Shirley Troia
May 19, 2017 Esmè Evans
May 17, 2017 Sabrina Degasperi
May 17, 2017 Blaze Bhence
May 16, 2017 Upali Magedaragamage
May 13, 2017 Allen Graves
May 8, 2017 Cecilia Tanaka
May 4, 2017 Amina Jamal
May 4, 2017 Virginia Olson
May 4, 2017 Natasha Jenkins
May 4, 2017 Lasha Wells
May 3, 2017 Beth O'Brien
May 3, 2017 Elizabeth Compton
May 2, 2017 Jo Mosley
Apr 30, 2017 Anne Bekkers
Apr 25, 2017 Bonnie Svec
Apr 25, 2017 Arthur Foster
Apr 25, 2017 Abigail Kane
Apr 25, 2017 julie munson
Apr 20, 2017 David Hopkins
Apr 19, 2017 michele rule
Apr 14, 2017 Michelle Dumar
Apr 11, 2017 Sue Bosman
Apr 10, 2017 Andrey Yushchenko I am against sexual violence.
Apr 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 10, 2017 Jacqueline Geoffroy
Apr 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 10, 2017 Ginger Young Please help these victims of a terrible tragedy
Apr 9, 2017 William Ronald
Apr 9, 2017 Ana Jimenez
Apr 9, 2017 Elizabeth Selvey
Apr 8, 2017 Richard Laba
Apr 8, 2017 Valéria Menicucci
Apr 7, 2017 Vicki Nosal
Apr 7, 2017 Mariana Dopkins
Apr 6, 2017 Joan McKay
Apr 6, 2017 Richard Solomon
Apr 6, 2017 Georgia Carver
Apr 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 5, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 5, 2017 amanda curry
Apr 5, 2017 Emily Ettinger
Apr 4, 2017 Darren Mitton
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Apr 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 3, 2017 Barb Breese

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