Day of Action: End Rape in War!
Today is the culmination of the Nobel Women's Inititative's conference to end sexual violence in conflict. And how appropriate--they are ending it with a day of action! Love it. Here is their call to action:
Did you know that up 500,000 women were raped during the Rwandan genocide?
Did you know that over 64,000 women were raped in Sierra Leone?
Did you know that over 40,000 women were raped in Bosnia-Herzegovina?
Did you know that thousands of women are raped every day in Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo?
Enough is enough.
Thursday is our international day of action against sexual violence in conflict.
Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi and Mairead Maguire will TAKE A STAND to end rape in war. We urge you to TAKE A STAND in your home country and join us virtually.
Following the unprecedented conference in Montebello, Quebec where they hosted over 120 women from around the world to discuss strategies to address sexual violence, the Laureates will be TAKING A STAND in Ottawa - addressing Canadian parliamentarians and urging them to take the lead to end rape in war. Together - through online action - we can also take this message to governments all over the world.
In case that doesn't make you jump out of your seat and take action, check out this video:
And now it's your turn. Write a blog post, tweet, spread the word on Facebook. Women Nobel Peace Laureates is encouraging people to visit the UN Action Stop Rape Now website at http://bit.ly/m4GiDb and download the sample letter asking your elected official for increased action against sexual violence in conflict.