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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 29, 2015 Janice Matthews
Jul 27, 2015 Jody Mahnken
Jul 27, 2015 Ann Albolote
Jul 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) Nobody asks to be raped. By definition, it is an unwanted sexual advance. There is no excuse. There is no justification. And there is no need. I implore civilized beings to aspire to a more enlightened society where the rights of all are respected.
Jul 25, 2015 Amber Stephens
Jul 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2015 DOUG SNYDER
Jul 21, 2015 Laura Wopp-Hulin Sexual violence shouldn't happen anywhere/anytime; this petition should help the women who are just "statistics" Please help........from a rape survivor
Jul 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 19, 2015 Jeanne Fecht-Roberts
Jul 17, 2015 Esther Wolk
Jul 17, 2015 Christina Montano
Jul 17, 2015 Olga Madzarevic
Jul 16, 2015 Victoria Miniaci
Jul 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 14, 2015 Lorelei Williams
Jul 14, 2015 Alexandra D’Cruz
Jul 12, 2015 Belle Rowe
Jul 12, 2015 Yvonne Christison
Jul 12, 2015 Shadoe Drury
Jul 9, 2015 Janice Singer
Jul 9, 2015 Barbara Suggs
Jul 9, 2015 terry thompson
Jul 6, 2015 john crouch
Jul 5, 2015 Chris Sterry
Jul 4, 2015 Carolyn Barker
Jul 4, 2015 Sandra Loud
Jul 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 3, 2015 Darlene Furrow
Jul 1, 2015 Pamela Nielson
Jun 29, 2015 Igor Dukanovic
Jun 28, 2015 Priyanka Adams
Jun 28, 2015 Georgia Douglas
Jun 28, 2015 Isabela Calin
Jun 27, 2015 Jody Packala
Jun 27, 2015 n. gottlieb
Jun 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 26, 2015 Gayner Vlastou
Jun 25, 2015 Undine Nestler
Jun 25, 2015 Camille Dent
Jun 25, 2015 Jerlean Catalan Stop violent and sexual crimes against women and children
Jun 25, 2015 Cynthia Cabell
Jun 24, 2015 Irina Savova
Jun 24, 2015 Andrew Deakin
Jun 24, 2015 Mary Meckley This is so horrible. Please do everything and anything you can to prevent these devastating and permanently life changing events. Protect the innocent and punish the rapists and abusers. Change what is tolerated and ignored, take responsibility. Please!
Jun 24, 2015 Paige Garberding Rape is an atrocity and must be stopped.
Jun 24, 2015 marisa acuna
Jun 24, 2015 Muharrem Kutlualp
Jun 24, 2015 Jennifer McCabe

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