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World  (tags: abuse, africa, violence, crime, rape )

- 4109 days ago -
Hundreds of women are brutally raped, beaten and killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) every day. On October 31, Senators Joseph Biden (D-DE) and Richard Lugar (R-IN) introduced the International Violence Against Women Act (S.2279) -- legislatio


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Darinn Ule (111)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 12:07 pm
only cowards rape

Suzy Rice (129)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 12:15 pm
Prayers for the women of DRC

Richard Lewis (1518)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 12:22 pm
Women are a gift and to be treated with respect and dignity.Their bodies are not to be treated for sexual gratification. It's time men began to honor and cherish women as they do if it were their own mother. I wonder how they would feel if their own mother was treated as they have treated the women they have raped.

Michele DiGiorgi (320)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 12:28 pm
I am definately signing this one, thank you ever so kindly Brandy for posting ....i will forward is important that women be treated with the utmost respect...thank you hon...much love..many blessings to all of us...

Frank G (124)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 1:06 pm
People should be treated with dignity both Men and Women

Helena R (35)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 1:13 pm
Thank you Brandy for such important information.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 1:41 pm

Trudi Reijnders (242)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 2:13 pm
This is such an important petition,and that is why it is so frustrating that I got this answer when I tried to sign:
We're sorry, but it appears that you are not eligible to participate in this campaign. This could be for one of several reasons, possibly:

* You do not live in the target state or district, or if you do;
* We may have not been able to map your address to your elected official

Tim Redfern (581)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 2:22 pm
Thank you so much, Brandy, for posting this
I must echo the words of my friend, Richard.
Women are to be treated with dignity and respect,
even defference, to be treated like the gifts of God
that you ladies are to us men.
I so deeply appreciate the friendship of every woman that's
in my life, and I respect women to the core of my spirit.
Petition happily signed, and article

Ali Hirst (286)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 2:29 pm
Both Men and Women should treat each other with Dignity...and respect also

Cheryl B (375)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 2:29 pm
won't take mine thou says province, NOTED THOU FOR THOSE WHO CAN

Eduardo L (101)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 2:37 pm
Petition signed. Thx. I will signed all petitions for justice.

Pamela Salomon (255)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 2:45 pm
Noted and signed.

Savannah Pollock (5)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 3:04 pm
"Any man who'll turn to rape isn't one."~~I forget who said that, but it's true.

Phyllis P (232)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 3:26 pm
noted and signed

Phyllis P (232)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 3:26 pm
noted and signed

Victoria Kelly (985)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 3:56 pm
Thank you for emailing this one to me!
Keep me updated!
I will post it at my group too!

Jennie B (14)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 4:10 pm
Signed and Noted...Imagine a world w/o abuse. Someday?

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 4:21 pm
excellent story and great petition! Brandy :) huggers

. (0)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 4:22 pm
I signed and glad to do it, for I know the fear these women are going through, I mean I really know my heart breaks for if any one has ever been there then right now your heart is breaking too. Thank you Brandy noted.

Pamela R (159)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 5:04 pm
PLEASE sign the petition that "visit site" leads you to. Thank you, Brandy ~ Petition signed!

Ramona Gehl (141)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 5:31 pm
Noted but not eligible to participate in the campaign!

. (0)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 6:03 pm
As a sexual assualt and domestic violence crisis counselor volunteer, I have witnessed too many times the aftermath of such violence. Thank you Brandy.

Tuesday November 20, 2007, 6:10 pm
Noted! Signed. I got to see this through Jo sending a forward. So thank you both.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 6:10 pm
Isn't there enough problem's in the world?

Joy Ellis (75)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 9:26 pm
enough is enough how would they like it if we did it to them enstead of it happening to us one did they will get theirs, oj is getting their's and in due time they'll get their's

Isabel Maria De sousa (106)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 9:51 pm
My heart's bleeding...

serge vrabec (278)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 10:22 pm
Gladly signed, thx Brandy and Kathy!!

serge vrabec (278)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 10:22 pm
Gladly signed, thx Brandy and Kathy!!

Diva M (51)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 11:11 pm
thank you for sharing noted

Carolyn T (234)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 12:16 am
Noted and petition signed. Rape is a violent crime that is based in uncontrollable rage. It has nothing to do with sexuality, nobody "asks for it" and rape is one of the crimes that has an extremely high rate of recidivism. Important story, Brandy! Thanks for bring it in to us for discussion and action on the petition.

Warren Motter (1055)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 2:11 am
Signed the petition for this worthy cause. All Is Love, warren

Madalena Lobaotello (448)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 2:43 am
Signed and Noted

Mari 's (1356)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 3:18 am

Millions of women are victims of violence daily. Help stop rape, war crimes, domestic violence and more by supporting Amnesty International's Stop Violence Against Women programs.


Elle J (276)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 3:29 am
Noted and Signed.

Anja M (81)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 6:06 am
NOTED, thank you!

Dian T (603)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 6:37 am
signed, you bet!!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 6:51 am
As a survivor of an abusive relationship, gladly noted, signed and sent the letter...

Kim K (314)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 6:57 am
As a counselor of women who are trying to put their lives back together after being abused. Gladly signed and noted. Thank You Brandy and Richard for sending this..Keep up the good work ~ With Love, everything is possible~ Kim K

Kennon W (63)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 7:39 am
Count Me in. signed and noted.
Rape is a four letter word, lets remove the need to use it ever again.

Edwin L (36)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 9:20 am
Signed !!!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 9:24 am
Signed and noted.

Jessie Cross (295)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 9:38 am
Noted but, unfortunately cannot sign - it is for US citizens only!?!

Em P (11)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 9:53 am
Noted, wanted to sign but I couldn't. Seems it's for US citizens only.

Faith M (161)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 1:56 pm
noted and signed

Ali Hirst (286)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 2:27 pm
No anyone can sign..where it says state..scroll down until you get to ------------ and put that and then your country is below. Hope that helps. I am in Australia and that is how I signed.

Janice R (4)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 2:53 pm
Animals have more respect for their females than the human race

Sharon D (91)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 6:46 pm
noted and signed will forward.

Lisa Swift (79)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 7:15 pm
Noted & Signed!

Carolyn has it right! Rape is a crime of violence usually caused by rage. It is the attempt to exert power over those against whom the perpetrator feels revenge has been earned.

John C (75)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 8:34 pm
There is no greater crime against nature that to "take " something from someone that does not belong to you. Once comfortable with small things the problem can only grow. To cause injury to someone else's spirit, take the joy from their lives is a horrendous violation.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 9:06 pm
Signed for every woman!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 11:35 pm
Being a victim of volence, I know from first hand experence, what these women go through. It isn't pretty. I am hoping to be able to work as an activist, and this is my way of helping. Please, we all have to help, as much as we can.

Gary Pompieri (165)
Thursday November 22, 2007, 12:19 am
Signed and noted.

Kim H (27)
Thursday November 22, 2007, 4:43 am
noted,signed and will forward

Andrea Carter (57)
Thursday November 22, 2007, 5:18 am
I noted but I can't sign as I don't live in the US .

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 22, 2007, 5:30 am
Noted and signed... I know first hand of this, rather not talk about it but it does leave scars in your heart and your mind without a doubt!

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 22, 2007, 6:37 am
Noted and signed, thank you, Brandy. Our foreign aid should be composed of money and resources to educate girls globally, so that they have more choices and power.

Brenda H (29)
Thursday November 22, 2007, 7:03 am

Mohd Noor Ahmad Zambri (7)
Thursday November 22, 2007, 7:07 am
So many wild man loose in the this modern world that we called civilised. Yet the animal in each and everyone of us needs to be restrained. But..what have we? ..... psychologist, psychiatrist, police, doctors, executives, preachers, spiritualist, administrators, law makers, rulers and the great numbers of professionals....they just signifies human weaknesses subdued by the human lust..There's no end to it for as long as we just shout.." this should not happen and that should not be done"...The world is simply full of depressed, deprived and degenerated people...mind you..we are part to blame...I too, fear the fate of my 2 young what do I do. The best I can think of is to prepare them not to become vulnerable to violence,make them strong and capable to fend themselves but knowing there is no assurance of their safety..I pray for for their safety. pray for peace and harmony amongst our society and people we live with..yet there is abundance of violence being reported in the news all around us..kidnapping, murders, killing, rapes and all.. some of which with blessing of the rulers and governments. the weak (NOT ONLY THE WOMEN) continue to be violated for as long as they allow themselves to remain weak. It's not just the wild and unrestrainable's the society, the values (the double standard), the capitalist craving and greed, the superior and self-centred beings, the imperfect short. We need a truly great OVERHAULING of the entire system before we can ever stop this violence against the meek and the weak..ARE WE PREPARED FOR IT. Will the intellect of this world work towards that..or just live it to some others with the authority to represent us (But too busy to look into such petty issues that may not be beneficial to them save for the mileage they gather from such a front). I say SUCH HARSH ACTION REQUIRES HARSH TREATMENT just as prevention is better than cure. .yet our values differ..what is fair may not be just.

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 22, 2007, 8:57 am
It has been my experience that men who rape and violate woman and children usually are cowards when faced with a real man. But then again, there are those that are just evil. Just like my step-father.

Mike Kullik (25)
Thursday November 22, 2007, 9:38 am
MEN get raped too, and abused physically and mentally and sexually, we need to focus on the whole human race. People forget men get hurt too, and men are the ones including boys not to admit it or tell others.

So if you thing men do not get raped think again, and I do know how important it is for us all to not get raped or hurt sexually or physically. We need to be against all violence not just that against women.

enough said

Janice R (4)
Thursday November 22, 2007, 1:41 pm
it really is a terrible crime against humanity

Nicole P (99)
Thursday November 22, 2007, 3:17 pm
Noted and signed! Important post.

Blacktiger P (247)
Thursday November 22, 2007, 3:25 pm
USA only are allowed to sign even tho the registery is set for international, a shame!
noted and will fwd.

Ali Hirst (286)
Thursday November 22, 2007, 4:12 pm
No please read above...when it asks for your state scroll down to ---------- put that in and below is the countries can sign even though you are not US. I signed that way xxx

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 22, 2007, 6:32 pm

MaryAnn B (80)
Friday November 23, 2007, 11:24 am
Couldn't sign- that is ashame my signature was rejected because I am not an American

Rick Lell (175)
Friday November 23, 2007, 10:11 pm
Woman are to be treated as precious treasures...of Life. The very wellspring from which humanity rises. Do you foul the Water which sustains you? Well, that my friends is another issue in itself these days. PEACE )O(

Miss T (15)
Friday November 23, 2007, 10:34 pm
My best to those that are fighting this for all the women strong enough to be here another day, to endure what most will never know or their worst nightmares could never help them to see what it is to live the life of an abused woman.
To be one that was strong enough to still be be for a of them is to be the voice & that last grasp of hope for that one woman who feels like there is nothing else here for her....we all need to support & fight for others, both man & woman...but only until we all stop FIGHTING ourselves first.

Bobbie Pickell (1)
Saturday November 24, 2007, 2:52 pm
i agree we need to help women worldwide with domestic abuse. HOWEVER, I sincerely think that we need to start here at home. There are many women here in our own country that are abused in many ways and are too scared and intimidated to speak out and ask for protectio. These women, and men as men are victims of domestic also, need to be taken care of before we look to help other countries. When are we going to start taking care of our own people instead of worrying about other countries facing the same challenges?

Kari D (192)
Saturday November 24, 2007, 3:04 pm
Noted & Signed

Brandy H (230)
Saturday November 24, 2007, 4:14 pm
This is only part of a problem that is going on over there and needs our attention. This country and everyother country in the UN has ignored it. There has been a genocide of native people in that area for the last 4 years and no one steped up to help. I believe that if you knew the cases of the women in the (DRC) you would understand why this is so urgent. The women are not raped by one men but by a gang of men. They are beatten and left for dead. many women wind up spending months in the hospital and a lot of them don't make it. The ones that do don't want to live because they know it is going to happen again because there is no one there to protect them. There husbands have been killed and there young sons either ran away to survive or become part of the rebels. Some are even forced to rape their own mothers. This is why this needs attention. The rebels and Nomadic Arabs that were hired to kill off the natives by the Sudanese Goverment are using rape as a weapon.

Linda H (199)
Saturday November 24, 2007, 10:08 pm
Noted and signed. The problem is world wide. Sill in all countries. You find it everywhere. It will take much time.
I have been in such a situation I hate to say more than once. I blame myself for the way my son is because of
his father's abuse and I was afraid to get out.His father a police officer. They are every where! I cannot explain

Silvia H (126)
Sunday November 25, 2007, 5:27 pm
Noted and signed -- I believe it is time for people to realize that women should be cherished and honored as life-givers instead of being used and abused. The elimination of violence towards women and the rebalancing of Her place within our society is one of a handful of very important steps we can take towards world peace.

Elaine S (82)
Sunday November 25, 2007, 5:48 pm
Thank you for this important information I am signing now and will note also

Karen N (24)
Tuesday November 27, 2007, 3:15 pm
My Prayers goes out to all.

Irudayaraj Jayaraj (8)
Friday November 30, 2007, 6:42 am
My good wishes for the campaign against Shameful happenings.

Jim Phillips (3247)
Wednesday December 5, 2007, 9:40 pm
I thought I signed this one. Then I went to the CARE site itself, logged in and found it. Yep, there it was. I signed it. Got a note from my representative not more than a few days ago re. this issue. He supports that the violence against women needs to be stopped. 259+ people have signed and/or noted this one. The most I've seen since becoming a member of Care2. I do hope that something good and positive comes from all this. It's time, way past time, to end Violence Against Women.

Jim Phillips (3247)
Wednesday December 5, 2007, 10:09 pm
Some of you wanted to sign this but you said you couldn't because you don't live in USA.
This is an International Organization. Here is the web site: Pay attention
to country at the bottom as you fill out your petition. By the way, not to be confused with ok... good.

Ann T (69)
Friday December 21, 2007, 11:59 pm
Being an abused women both from a marriage and from home life, I signed this with pleasure. I hope all read this and we can stop this from happening to others. Why because no women needs to be beaten, molested, raped, mentally abuse, for you know the saying sticks and stones will break your bones but words will never hurt you. Will that is not true. Words hurt and they hurt bad, both you and your children too.
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