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TAKE ACTION: Tell the UN: Stop Wartime Sexual Violence

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The women of the world need to make sure that leaders know that we will not stand for being victims of sexual violence.

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Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 7:00 am
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."


Jonathan Smithsonian (3)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 7:14 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 7:22 am
Signed and noted.
Thanks !

Mary T. (357)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 7:23 am
Thank you Beverly - signed & noted

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 7:32 am
Noted and signed. TY Beverly

. (0)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 8:43 am
petition signed

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 9:02 am

Gladly signed; thanks for posting, Beverly.

I've often wondered why women are so often the victims of men -- even in this era of so-called Renaissance men -- no matter whether the males are partying or killing each other. [Sad proof that we are still considered to be objects, and worse, that these horrors are taken lightly . . . as simply "what's always been."]


natasha salgado (717)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 10:25 am
Prev signed-thx Beverly

Angel W. (229)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 11:36 am
Noted, signed and shared

Nancy Black (308)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 11:53 am
Noted, tweeted, shared, tweeted, shared, signed; clicked other sites, signed another petition. It's time for men to realize they all came from the bodies of women and treat those bodies with respect.

Athena F. (131)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 4:41 pm
Thank you very much. We need to educate people that women are not objects. They are thinking, feeling beings, friends, mothers, daughters, sisters.

Neill Abayon (665)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 4:43 pm
Signed, noted and shared.

Animae C. (521)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 5:03 pm
Thank you, you've already signed this campaign!
Goal: 10,000 Progress: 2,408

Karen Kersten-Chestney (112)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 5:21 pm
Signed and forwarded to facebook and twitter.....Thank-you.

Rose Becke (142)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 5:35 pm
so signed

Rose Becke (142)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 5:36 pm
Thank you, you've already signed this campaign!

Erin R. (183)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 5:43 pm
n & s

Ben B. (20)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 6:52 pm
Signed & noted, thanks for posting Beverly. Sex-crimes in war-zones or areas of unrest has been implemented by unethical armies and gangs for millennia as a deliberate tactic to terrorise civilian populations. Rape is never o.k., not in civilian life and not in war-zones. Please make the protection of women in areas of conflict a top priority for UN Peacekeepers.

Carla van der Meer (648)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 7:56 pm

jess b (26)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 8:20 pm

Angelene B. (148)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 8:44 pm

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 9:32 pm
noted and signed

Jerry B. (128)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 9:54 pm
Noted and Signed..thanks Beverly!

Trina Hawkins (23)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 10:21 pm
Noted and Signed ! Just makes me Sick ! Rape is a HORRIBLE CRIME ! It shouldn't be tolerated ,it should be Prosicuted in the highest degree ! You Rape ,get your Penis CUT Off ! That should settle that !

Giana Peranio-Paz (407)
Monday November 11, 2013, 12:46 am
Noted and signed, thanks Beverly.

Birgitta S. (202)
Monday November 11, 2013, 3:05 am
DONE. TY both, Beverly ~ & Dimitris

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Monday November 11, 2013, 3:06 am

jeanne schreurs (205)
Monday November 11, 2013, 3:35 am


Monday November 11, 2013, 4:02 am
Noted and signed.

Bridget Robertson (106)
Monday November 11, 2013, 7:01 am
Already signed retweeted.

Emma S. (240)
Monday November 11, 2013, 7:55 am
Done! Thanks, Beverly.

Frances Darcy (225)
Monday November 11, 2013, 8:36 am

Terrie Williams (799)
Monday November 11, 2013, 8:37 am
Signed, shared and noted.

Laetitia schartner (171)
Monday November 11, 2013, 8:48 am
signed and noted

Apolonia Pl (399)
Monday November 11, 2013, 3:21 pm

S J. (133)
Monday November 11, 2013, 4:24 pm
Thank you, you've already signed this campaign!

Thanks Beverly

Kathy Bergquist (0)
Monday November 11, 2013, 4:55 pm
Noted but I have problems with Most of the time I just give up. Luckily it worked this time.

kate K. (482)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 6:54 am
noted and signed

Barry AWAY T. (938)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 8:44 am
noted, signed, tried to share (evil stupid Facebook screwed up apparently - big surprise. Mark Pukenberg should go to hell, will if there is a hell!)

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 12:19 am
Nov 13, 2013 Lynn Price

Thank you Beverly and Dimitris - signed!

Yvonne F. (180)
Thursday November 28, 2013, 5:23 am
So signed!!!! Thanks Beverly
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