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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

Sep 19, 2017 sarah carver
Sep 17, 2017 Patricia Chambers
Sep 15, 2017 Melissa Lohman
Sep 14, 2017 Lauri Moon
Sep 4, 2017 (Name not displayed) This treatment of women is an abomination!
Sep 3, 2017 Kay Yamamoto
Sep 2, 2017 André Henrique Bacci
Sep 1, 2017 mihaela gongescu
Aug 30, 2017 francesca corteccioni
Aug 30, 2017 J.I. Castellino
Aug 29, 2017 Gil Hackel
Aug 25, 2017 Amanda Barnes
Aug 24, 2017 Chris Miller
Aug 23, 2017 Deborah Croft
Aug 23, 2017 Ashley Rozanski
Aug 23, 2017 Katrina Shawley
Aug 23, 2017 tammy bullock
Aug 21, 2017 Fiona Wright
Aug 21, 2017 Janet Magdaleno
Aug 18, 2017 Lori Kegler
Aug 17, 2017 Dona LaSchiava
Aug 16, 2017 Paola Moretti
Aug 15, 2017 Barbara Dincau
Aug 15, 2017 Kim Hanke
Aug 15, 2017 Erica Garcia
Aug 13, 2017 Lisa Hammermeister
Aug 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 9, 2017 Rowen Kade
Aug 7, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 7, 2017 Lorraine Patterson Those men who rape must be held accountable and severely punished.
Aug 7, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 7, 2017 Joyce Kahle Women are not objects to be used and abused at the whim of men! Women are created in the image and likeness of God, just as men are, and to mistreat women in any way is a sin against God and all humanity. IT MUST STOP!!!
Aug 7, 2017 Mary Towers
Aug 7, 2017 Ken Cohen
Aug 7, 2017 AniMae Chi
Aug 7, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 7, 2017 R Vanstrien
Aug 7, 2017 Vivianne Mosca-Clark Rape is a violent action and is used to reinforce domination. it has been used for centuries and needs to be stopped.
Aug 7, 2017 Debra Herst
Aug 7, 2017 Kathleen Shabaan
Aug 7, 2017 pamela miller
Aug 7, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 7, 2017 Ivan Zhyvolup
Aug 7, 2017 Alan Swift
Aug 7, 2017 Linda Luke
Aug 7, 2017 Pat Johnson
Aug 7, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 7, 2017 Leah Jones I am a woman, and have never been in danger of such terrible behaviour from other people. OF COURSE, UN, WORK HARD ON THIS TERRIBLE PROBLEM IN THE WORLD.
Aug 7, 2017 Susan Stewart

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