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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.

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Jul 19, 2018 Kimberly Jennings
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Jul 8, 2018 Andrea Bertram
Jul 6, 2018 Christopher Clark
Jul 6, 2018 Shielah Blalock
Jul 6, 2018 Rachel Gaspard
Jul 6, 2018 Emilie Johnson
Jul 6, 2018 Mary Giardino
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Jul 4, 2018 Renee McKenzie
Jul 2, 2018 Susan Hogarth
Jul 2, 2018 Brandon Juhl
Jul 2, 2018 Denise White
Jul 2, 2018 Samantha Heatherly
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Jun 24, 2018 Carol Painter
Jun 23, 2018 Leora Yaffi
Jun 23, 2018 Erika Baker
Jun 23, 2018 Beau Ryba
Jun 18, 2018 Shelby Fry
Jun 18, 2018 Roberta R Czarnecki
Jun 18, 2018 Donna Ennis
Jun 17, 2018 Dena Shelangoski
Jun 16, 2018 Zora Bryant
Jun 7, 2018 David Pascoe
Jun 7, 2018 Stacey Lightfoot
Jun 7, 2018 Jennifer Kulp
Jun 6, 2018 Sabrina Lester-Granger
Jun 5, 2018 Jean McDermott
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Jun 2, 2018 Terri Texcell
Jun 2, 2018 Stephanie Spiers
Jun 1, 2018 Bonita Easley
May 30, 2018 Stasha Garcia
May 30, 2018 Kay Shelton
May 29, 2018 Haroldo Widmann
May 28, 2018 Richard Bosboom
May 27, 2018 Bob Thorne
May 26, 2018 JO BRYN
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May 25, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
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May 21, 2018 Aliyah Khan
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