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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

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
Aug 20, 2015 Angela Watson
Aug 20, 2015 Raymond Zaracki
Aug 19, 2015 Katherine Sherpa
Aug 18, 2015 Brenda Boutin
Aug 18, 2015 Gerald Wilkins
Aug 18, 2015 Donna Frye
Aug 18, 2015 Jay Frye
Aug 18, 2015 Dorothy Rossi
Aug 18, 2015 Debra Zuch Some one has to speak up for these women and girls. End the violence against them now. As long as we stand by and let it happen, we are contributing.
Aug 18, 2015 Malia Heckathorn
Aug 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 17, 2015 Kathryn Duke
Aug 16, 2015 Tana Bronk
Aug 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 16, 2015 Eliza Smith
Aug 15, 2015 Patti Smith
Aug 15, 2015 nancy gooch Rape is the most basic and ugliest violation of human rights.
Aug 15, 2015 Naomi Klass
Aug 14, 2015 Adam Fransella
Aug 13, 2015 Tanuja Appukuttan
Aug 13, 2015 Beverly Terhune
Aug 13, 2015 Kristine Cormier
Aug 13, 2015 Dorothea Keuper-Reis
Aug 13, 2015 Sabine Danelon
Aug 13, 2015 Anne Raymond
Aug 13, 2015 J. Olafsson
Aug 13, 2015 Matthew Leveillee
Aug 12, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 12, 2015 Kerrin Sweet
Aug 12, 2015 nancy reder
Aug 11, 2015 Brenda Weber
Aug 11, 2015 Mary Kraus
Aug 11, 2015 Martin Gem Please take urgent action. Women and girls are not spoil for the victors.
Aug 11, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 10, 2015 Paul-Denis Clermont

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