MAKE CHANGE: Promote Peace

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Though they aren't always at the front lines of battle, violence against women is too often used as a tool of war in conflict countries. In 2000, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1325 on women and peace and security. But since then, little progress has been made.

Our partner organization The Global Fund for Women is spearheading a petition to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, asking her to take the lead in implementing Resolution 1325.

The petition reads, in part:

"We know women and children bear the greatest brunt of war as violence against women is used to break and humiliate women, men and communities. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, the global women’s movement asks that the United States takes the lead in ensuring, to the largest extent possible, that peace processes around the world have the full participation of women at all stages."

Take a moment to add your name to this important movement! Sign the petition today>>