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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

Jan 18, 2018 Danielle Evans
Jan 18, 2018 Carol Woelm
Jan 16, 2018 Douglas Krueger
Jan 15, 2018 Elizabeth Wolff
Jan 12, 2018 Maria Rainho
Jan 12, 2018 Lucy Kelly
Jan 9, 2018 Barbara Costanzo
Jan 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 7, 2018 Rosemary Rannes
Jan 5, 2018 Cindy Ray
Jan 5, 2018 Joanne Hart
Jan 5, 2018 Joan Autry It is outrageous that this is not being fully addressed by the UN and all governments.
Jan 5, 2018 Judith Mayhew
Jan 2, 2018 s w
Jan 1, 2018 Anna Bergalis women matter
Jan 1, 2018 Naomi Sobo
Jan 1, 2018 Deborah Adatto
Dec 22, 2017 Christian Müller
Dec 5, 2017 Terri Robb
Dec 5, 2017 Sheila Kelley
Dec 4, 2017 Matananda Ben Shmuel
Dec 2, 2017 robin karlsson
Nov 29, 2017 DayLynn McDonald
Nov 26, 2017 Carmen Blakely
Nov 25, 2017 Ashley Rozanski
Nov 24, 2017 Brandon Woodward
Nov 24, 2017 Virginia Lippert
Nov 23, 2017 Patricia Ferguson
Nov 23, 2017 FRED KAHN
Nov 21, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 21, 2017 Terri Lynch
Nov 17, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Nov 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 13, 2017 Sandra Cobb
Nov 8, 2017 lynne mcgarry
Nov 7, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Nov 4, 2017 Jodi Ford
Nov 3, 2017 jon Slade
Nov 2, 2017 sonia salgueiro
Nov 1, 2017 Michèle Haudebourg
Oct 31, 2017 Teresa Kohl
Oct 29, 2017 Jozef Oud Women are our Mothers and our Sisters, they deserve our respect and protection!
Oct 27, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 26, 2017 colonel meyer
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 25, 2017 Lucy Won
Oct 24, 2017 Ian Whitelaw
Oct 24, 2017 Mary Cordoba
Oct 23, 2017 ANA TORRES

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