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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

Feb 19, 2017 John Dennis Please do anything and everything you can to put an end to these atrocities.
Feb 17, 2017 Ann Hobson Extreme sexual violence is a travesty to all who live in this world.
Feb 16, 2017 Sieglinda Preez
Feb 16, 2017 Bożena Staniszewska
Feb 16, 2017 Robin Brown
Feb 16, 2017 Lynne Pendergast
Feb 16, 2017 Patricia Gillespie
Feb 16, 2017 Carol Winkel Violence against women and girls regardless of the setting, but especially in civil unrest when there is no protection against sexual violence because of the chaos: girls and women are affected the rest of their lives by evil, and innocence is killed.
Feb 16, 2017 Lyssa Twomey
Feb 16, 2017 Sarah Baudler
Feb 16, 2017 Jeanne MacDonald In the name of humanity, put a stop to this barbarism.
Feb 16, 2017 B Mastoras
Feb 16, 2017 barbara veilleux
Feb 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 16, 2017 Heidi Steffy
Feb 16, 2017 Karen Sidley
Feb 16, 2017 Patricia Poole
Feb 16, 2017 Melissa Davis
Feb 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 16, 2017 Jason Wood
Feb 16, 2017 john pasqua
Feb 16, 2017 Dona Gartrell Sometimes the UN troupes that come to help take advantage of the women of the country they are there to help.
Feb 16, 2017 nancy gooch These practices are barbaric and need to be stopped. Divest and sanction!
Feb 16, 2017 Shivani Keecha
Feb 16, 2017 corina mitrov
Feb 16, 2017 mary lehman Rape as a tool of war is beyond heinous. Please stop this cycle of sexual violence.
Feb 16, 2017 Jan Hansen
Feb 16, 2017 AMY WILLIAMS
Feb 16, 2017 Sharon Perry
Feb 16, 2017 Jim Silliman
Feb 16, 2017 Anne Burland
Feb 16, 2017 Donna Cross
Feb 16, 2017 David Mark
Feb 16, 2017 Jim Purss Please help to stop the sexual violence against in wartime.
Feb 16, 2017 Graziella Gualandi
Feb 16, 2017 Lisa Shantz
Feb 16, 2017 Jennie deBeausset
Feb 16, 2017 Mary Delger
Feb 16, 2017 Sarah Rose
Feb 16, 2017 Linda Tabb
Feb 16, 2017 Monica Shepherd
Feb 16, 2017 Peggy Weber
Feb 16, 2017 Michael Garrett
Feb 16, 2017 H. Marable
Feb 16, 2017 Georgan Gregg
Feb 16, 2017 Linda Julian
Feb 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 16, 2017 Max Wheelwright Please do everything you can to stop sexual violence. Make the protection of women during times of war and civil unrest a top priority as you seek to fight injustice throughout the world. Thank you.
Feb 16, 2017 Henriette Matthijssen
Feb 16, 2017 Maria-Viktoria Abricka

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