Monday, May 14, 2012

Organizations and individuals around the world have worked tirelessly to amplify the voices of survivors and stop rape. The International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict unites us into a powerful and coordinated effort for change.
We are the first ever global collaboration between Nobel Peace Laureates, international advocacy organizations, and groups working at the regional and community levels in conflict.
The Campaign 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. These three pillars of the Campaign—PREVENT, PROTECT, PROSECUTE—signal a comprehensive effort to stop rape in conflict.
Our first four focus countries—Burma, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya—represent places where immediate, coordinated action is needed. Within these four countries we know that our united efforts can make the biggest impact in the shortest amount of time.
We are excited to announce our launch on May 6 with a Week of Action. Join us and Take the Pledge.
Don’t forget that this is your Campaign – every member and every action counts!

Jesus asks us to remember the least of love one another, to have mercy and compassion that transforms our hardened hearts.
God of mercy and compassion, please pour peace into our hearts and give us the courage and the knowledge to take action so that all of your people may live abundant lives, free from fear and violence.

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