UN: Stop rape now

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Transcript after the jump
The UN has created a campaign to raise awareness of, and take action against, sexual violence against women – specifically as it relates to conflict. Learn more at StopRapeNow – and send the link along to your friends!
via the f word

Charlize Theron: She could be your mother, your sister, your daughter.
Maj. Gen. Patrick Cammaert: It is perhaps more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier in armed conflict.
Nicole Kidman: Those responsible for sexual violence must be held accountable.
Leymah Gbowee: Wars and being fought on the bodies of women and children.
Dr. Denis Mukwege: Sexual violence is the monstrosity of our century
Theron: Go to stoprapenow.org to learn more and to take action

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  1. shana
    Posted April 30, 2010 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    This is really powerful. Thanks for posting!

  2. Toongrrl
    Posted April 30, 2010 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    Wow. It’s very powerful and well informed

  3. Chelsa
    Posted April 30, 2010 at 11:53 am | Permalink

    Wow… that defs made me cry. Thanks for sharing, and kudos to the UN for stepping up and saying something. This might be the most visible stop sexual violence in conflict campaign I’ve ever seen!

  4. azinyk
    Posted May 2, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

    Rape as a weapon of war is appalling, but… did they have to mention that the woman’s son was murdered? I mean, isn’t killing civilians (presumably children) even worse than raping them? It seems like it’s diluting the focus.
    Also, the symbol that replaces the “O” in “stop” seems to be a Phillips-head screw. I think it would be better with a full X.
    I liked Theron’s line about it being your relative – it brings it home.

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