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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 24, 2014 Greatest Ever
Aug 24, 2014 Cassie Porter
Aug 22, 2014 Flora M
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Aug 21, 2014 Nina Hirsch
Aug 21, 2014 Helen Colfer
Aug 20, 2014 Jade Hudon
Aug 19, 2014 Sonya Burris
Aug 19, 2014 Amanda Jeter
Aug 19, 2014 Bassam Imam Every single woman has an inherent GOD-given right to be treated as a full-fledged human being and to be fully protected from rape during war and during peacetime too.
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Aug 19, 2014 Ashleysm Smith
Aug 19, 2014 Janice Fender
Aug 18, 2014 Brian Mahon
Aug 17, 2014 amanda morris
Aug 16, 2014 William Bridge
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Aug 16, 2014 maria manuela lopes
Aug 16, 2014 Char Cook
Aug 15, 2014 Sallee Young
Aug 15, 2014 Jenny Willingter
Aug 15, 2014 Shirley Jenkins
Aug 15, 2014 Gavin Lee
Aug 14, 2014 Diane Gravette
Aug 14, 2014 robin karlsson
Aug 13, 2014 Sabine Radtke
Aug 12, 2014 Vicky S
Aug 12, 2014 Corinne Smith
Aug 12, 2014 (Name not displayed) Stop war sex crimes
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Aug 12, 2014 E. A. Carden
Aug 11, 2014 Rebe Sanchez
Aug 11, 2014 Axa Tolonen
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Aug 10, 2014 Marta Rodriguez
Aug 10, 2014 Diana Zaviera
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Aug 9, 2014 Dave Garcin
Aug 8, 2014 Sarah Astorga
Aug 8, 2014 Debbie Sorrell
Aug 7, 2014 Jane Chischilly
Aug 7, 2014 Kaley Bill
Aug 5, 2014 susan jacob
Aug 5, 2014 Susan Hahn
Aug 5, 2014 Tonya Howard
Aug 3, 2014 Brian Reynolds
Aug 1, 2014 Jennifer Ritter
Aug 1, 2014 Brian & Judy Poole
Aug 1, 2014 Robert petermann

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