Launch of International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict

We are excited to share news with you about the launch of the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict with a Week of Action May 6-13. We at CFUW are thrilled to be a member of the first ever collaboration between Nobel Peace Laureates, international advocacy organizations, and groups working at the regional and community levels in conflict areas to stop rape.

As you may already know, challenges to collecting data on rape in conflict persist, but the numbers are alarming. From Congo and Kenya to Burma and Colombia, everyday rape is used as a weapon to humiliate people and tear apart communities.

The International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict unites us—organizations and individuals—into a powerful and coordinated effort for change. We will demand urgent and bold political leadership to prevent rape in conflict, to protect civilians and rape survivors, and call for justice for all—including effective prosecution of those responsible.

Take the personal pledge today to support the Campaign at www.stoprapeinconflict.org or http://nobelwomensinitiative.org/international-campaign-to-stop-rape-and-gender-violence-in-conflict/join-or-endorse-the-international-campaign-to-stop-rape-gender-violence-in-conflict/

Please help us spread the word : Make sure to connect with the Campaign online during the Week of Action May 6-13.

Visit the website: www.stoprapeinconflict.org

Find the Campaign on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/stoprapecmpgn. Always use the hashtag #IPLEDGE to show your support for the Campaign and share the action you will undertake for the Campaign.

Find the Campaign on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/StopRapeInConflict

Thank you for your support !

Together & united,

Canadian Federation of University Women

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