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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


Dec 21, 2014 Haydee Oquendo
Dec 19, 2014 Laura Tysinger
Dec 18, 2014 velma jean
Dec 17, 2014 Sharon Oliver
Dec 17, 2014 Margaret Goscilo Men must be shown that women are valuable partners in life, not objects to abuse and kill!
Dec 12, 2014 Donna Savin
Dec 12, 2014 John Taylor Jr
Dec 11, 2014 Judith Crofts
Dec 10, 2014 annette florence
Dec 5, 2014 Mary Rausch
Dec 5, 2014 Patricia Pell
Dec 5, 2014 samantha jordan
Dec 5, 2014 Jausen Hyldahl
Dec 5, 2014 Esta Maltz
Dec 4, 2014 Sheryl Goodwin
Dec 4, 2014 Sandra Ferri
Dec 3, 2014 Katherine Myskowski
Dec 3, 2014 Tab Buckner
Dec 3, 2014 Jennifer Wolf
Dec 3, 2014 Robert Smith The key here is "All around the world"
Dec 3, 2014 Dimitris Dallis
Dec 2, 2014 dipanwita dasgupta
Dec 2, 2014 Thomas Gale
Dec 2, 2014 judy coleman Everyone has a mother, sister, grandmother, etc. How can they do this?
Dec 2, 2014 Sheena Warren
Dec 2, 2014 Maverine Whitehurst
Dec 2, 2014 Spence Carlisle
Dec 2, 2014 Shawnea Malin
Dec 2, 2014 Robert Ortiz
Dec 2, 2014 Arfath Dewan
Dec 2, 2014 Ingrid Alpha
Dec 2, 2014 Danny Madzhurova
Dec 2, 2014 Alison Zacharis
Dec 2, 2014 Nicole Maschke
Dec 2, 2014 Anne Miettinen
Dec 2, 2014 Jana Repova
Dec 2, 2014 Darren Woolsey
Dec 1, 2014 Mitchell Dormont
Dec 1, 2014 Allen Olson
Dec 1, 2014 elizabeth osborne
Dec 1, 2014 Carrie Burton
Dec 1, 2014 Barry Thiessen
Dec 1, 2014 Slava Radaković
Dec 1, 2014 LINDA ANN WILLIS
Dec 1, 2014 Jim Page
Nov 27, 2014 Suzie Stoltz
Nov 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 25, 2014 joyce carter
Nov 25, 2014 Dina Mattas
Nov 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)

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