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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 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 4, 2015 giovanna Ramírez
Oct 4, 2015 Barbara Moskal
Sep 30, 2015 Marlene Ernst
Sep 29, 2015 lisa johnson
Sep 29, 2015 Merci Earth
Sep 29, 2015 Jennifer Surprise
Sep 29, 2015 Eileen Sands
Sep 29, 2015 Chere Conner
Sep 26, 2015 Tamara Miller
Sep 26, 2015 Paula Nicoson To whom it may concern, Rape under any circumstance is a humiliating experience, imagine yourself being stripped naked in front of your family as well as groups of anger men wanting only to violently be penetrated, ripped into as these men do so in rage
Sep 25, 2015 judith wine
Sep 24, 2015 Colleen Swingle
Sep 23, 2015 ananias angeles
Sep 22, 2015 Kate Gualtieri
Sep 22, 2015 Rachel Means
Sep 22, 2015 Mar Snyder
Sep 20, 2015 Susan Martin
Sep 19, 2015 Mai Al-Hadid
Sep 19, 2015 Rebecca Scherrer
Sep 18, 2015 Ilene carson
Sep 15, 2015 billy smith
Sep 15, 2015 Sam Ford
Sep 14, 2015 Jessica Robinson
Sep 13, 2015 monique La Marca
Sep 9, 2015 P. Volin
Sep 7, 2015 Vassiliki Dimitroula
Sep 4, 2015 Bob Brucker
Sep 3, 2015 Mary Roehrig
Sep 3, 2015 Bernice Wise
Sep 3, 2015 Yashoda Jordan
Sep 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 2, 2015 Mariah Vossos
Sep 1, 2015 Pola Alemao
Sep 1, 2015 Linda Ray
Aug 30, 2015 Roxanne Asel
Aug 28, 2015 John Blair
Aug 27, 2015 Maren Heinig
Aug 26, 2015 Phyllis Dupret and again I say...can you believe that this is still happening to our Sisters in 2015???............
Aug 24, 2015 Marta,Betty,David,Fernando,Joel Anguiano-Volsansky
Aug 24, 2015 Elina Haapala
Aug 24, 2015 Shannon Sicocan
Aug 24, 2015 Sue Ellen Lupien
Aug 24, 2015 Nancy Bailey
Aug 22, 2015 Reyna Button
Aug 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 21, 2015 J.B. Picot
Aug 21, 2015 Abigaile Wolak
Aug 20, 2015 Hannah Brutin

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