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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


Oct 30, 2014 melissa eliot
Oct 30, 2014 Lynda Holt
Oct 30, 2014 Cathy Wriedt
Oct 29, 2014 Gunn Flobergseter
Oct 29, 2014 Jeffrey Creech
Oct 28, 2014 Jacqueline Meldrum
Oct 28, 2014 Tammy Hopman
Oct 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 27, 2014 Roberto Angarita
Oct 26, 2014 Nan Stevenson
Oct 24, 2014 Virginia Allgaier
Oct 24, 2014 Andrea Fogt
Oct 23, 2014 Katherine Proulx
Oct 23, 2014 Pilar Olsen
Oct 23, 2014 Albert Little
Oct 23, 2014 Kim Taylor
Oct 21, 2014 Shev Valdry
Oct 21, 2014 Nancy Alexander Even in war there must be boundaries.
Oct 21, 2014 Dorina Ramirez
Oct 19, 2014 Tonya Sherman
Oct 19, 2014 mieke wilms
Oct 18, 2014 Susan Shiels
Oct 16, 2014 Gina Freitas
Oct 16, 2014 Gloria Carlton
Oct 16, 2014 Elizabeth Morales
Oct 15, 2014 Debbie Aide
Oct 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 11, 2014 Constance A. Stinson
Oct 11, 2014 Kimberly McLaughlin
Oct 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 10, 2014 Darius Schirato
Oct 10, 2014 shannon braithwaite
Oct 9, 2014 lesley roberts
Oct 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 9, 2014 helgaleena healingline
Oct 8, 2014 Tina Pittman
Oct 8, 2014 jennifer jackson
Oct 6, 2014 Macy Sokolowski
Oct 5, 2014 karen watton
Oct 5, 2014 Meredith Russo
Oct 4, 2014 Joey Stevenson
Oct 3, 2014 Carol Henderson
Oct 2, 2014 Alexa oftedahl
Oct 2, 2014 D P-H For so many reasons, this needs to be addressed and stopped now!
Oct 2, 2014 misty blizzard
Oct 2, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 2, 2014 janine hofmann
Sep 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 30, 2014 Ann Mondee

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