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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 22, 2014 Mary McBride
Jul 22, 2014 Diane Cornwall
Jul 21, 2014 Janice Sprow Sexual Violence ( or any violence for that matter) against women is not acceptable--- We have to stop this world wide!!
Jul 19, 2014 Franck Gauthier
Jul 19, 2014 Sheryl Conerly
Jul 19, 2014 Elicia Beckerman
Jul 18, 2014 marla armstrong
Jul 17, 2014 Carmen Williams
Jul 17, 2014 meghan follansbe
Jul 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 17, 2014 haley shier
Jul 16, 2014 Jimmy Cira
Jul 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 16, 2014 Mariah Mullen
Jul 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 15, 2014 Liza Z
Jul 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 15, 2014 Alice Kilpatrick
Jul 14, 2014 Nikos Nizamis
Jul 13, 2014 j.s. simpson
Jul 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 11, 2014 M Gresko
Jul 11, 2014 Robert Dotson
Jul 11, 2014 donna hall
Jul 10, 2014 Gina D'Argento
Jul 10, 2014 Angela Bonner
Jul 10, 2014 Kiron Johri
Jul 10, 2014 Susan Martinez
Jul 9, 2014 Sriram Sridharan
Jul 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 8, 2014 Mari Maldonado
Jul 8, 2014 Elizabeth O'Connor
Jul 8, 2014 Kaley Frank
Jul 8, 2014 Lisa Siebern
Jul 8, 2014 Kenneth Sanchez
Jul 8, 2014 Jessica Reyes Armenta
Jul 8, 2014 Astrid Baumgarten
Jul 8, 2014 Sarah Talley
Jul 7, 2014 Jill Pustorino
Jul 6, 2014 Sibrina Russell
Jul 3, 2014 Mariela Elmida
Jul 2, 2014 Josilene Nascimento
Jul 1, 2014 heather mackenzie
Jul 1, 2014 Linda Claxton
Jul 1, 2014 Krista Nsaliwa
Jul 1, 2014 Karin Borjesson
Jul 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jun 28, 2014 Frances La Grange

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