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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

Nov 20, 2014 mike hopkins
Nov 20, 2014 jeremie roxas
Nov 20, 2014 Christina Huys
Nov 20, 2014 Karen Eldridge
Nov 20, 2014 Tania Llewellyn
Nov 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 20, 2014 Rheo Cocek
Nov 20, 2014 kim edmondson
Nov 20, 2014 (Name not displayed) Sexual violence against women is honestly so disgusting. I am only 13 yet I have been cat-called on many occasions by perverted men.I understand that catcalling and violence are different but don't you see how truly sick this world is?
Nov 18, 2014 Irene Lutz
Nov 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 16, 2014 Andrew Brookman
Nov 16, 2014 Christine Dettwiler
Nov 15, 2014 Ali Donmez
Nov 14, 2014 Betty Lininger
Nov 14, 2014 jeff boden
Nov 14, 2014 Piero Masarati
Nov 13, 2014 Sugandhini Gonchigar
Nov 13, 2014 William E Pfeiffer Jr
Nov 13, 2014 Alison Zacharis
Nov 13, 2014 Myriam Brulotte
Nov 13, 2014 l wartick
Nov 13, 2014 Michele Apfelbaum There should be no violence against women
Nov 13, 2014 Brenda Maxey
Nov 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 9, 2014 Linda Cummings
Nov 8, 2014 Donna Nelson
Nov 8, 2014 Anastasia Lamers
Nov 8, 2014 Olga Cotto
Nov 7, 2014 Dona Anderson
Nov 6, 2014 Tom Finholt Stop wartime violence in Iraq.
Nov 4, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 3, 2014 Liz Berry
Nov 3, 2014 Lauren Jarmel
Nov 2, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 2, 2014 Esperanza Trevino
Nov 1, 2014 Jermaine Ammari
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

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