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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

Apr 19, 2018 Nancy Seay
Apr 18, 2018 Robert Reed
Apr 18, 2018 Marge Schwartz
Apr 17, 2018 Josef Vogler
Apr 16, 2018 Alysa Waring
Apr 16, 2018 Wanda Anthony
Apr 16, 2018 Morgan Dambergs
Apr 13, 2018 Megan Tunstall
Apr 13, 2018 Susan Hodgson
Apr 12, 2018 Gillian Cockwill
Apr 11, 2018 Marilena Zlate
Apr 10, 2018 Lynne Minore
Apr 10, 2018 Brian Reynolds
Apr 10, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 10, 2018 Kaytee Stengel
Apr 8, 2018 Lesley Adamson War should not be an excuse to use sexual violence against women.
Apr 6, 2018 Sieglinda Preez
Apr 4, 2018 Casey Jo Remy
Apr 3, 2018 Neville Bruce
Apr 2, 2018 Maria Simao
Mar 29, 2018 Leslie Ryan
Mar 28, 2018 Caryl Johnson
Mar 28, 2018 Roxy King This has to stop.
Mar 28, 2018 Barbara Tomlinson
Mar 28, 2018 Fred Fall
Mar 24, 2018 Richard Rheder
Mar 22, 2018 David Young
Mar 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 16, 2018 Brenda Choi
Mar 16, 2018 Helen Smylie
Mar 16, 2018 Anthony Charles
Mar 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 7, 2018 Rose Leidolph
Mar 5, 2018 Natalie Alexander
Mar 4, 2018 Sara Vilhena
Mar 2, 2018 Jason Saville
Feb 28, 2018 April Sunshine Kinsella
Feb 28, 2018 Silva Kruzic
Feb 28, 2018 Susan Eikenbary
Feb 26, 2018 Candice C
Feb 26, 2018 renay lawrence
Feb 26, 2018 Sandra Martin
Feb 26, 2018 Andre Meaux
Feb 24, 2018 Jessica Haag
Feb 21, 2018 Lois Freeman
Feb 20, 2018 Jonathan Ludwig
Feb 18, 2018 Leslie Martin
Feb 15, 2018 Axa Tolonen

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