We want to say thank you to all of you who have been following our #endrapeinwar coverage, and who found time to TAKE A STAND against sexual violence in conflict. There has been an amazing outpouring of support in the past week — our message of action to end rape in war has travelled around the world and across all levels of society.
As we heard last week from Charlotte Isaksson, the Gender Advisor to the Swedish Armed Forces, “If we can travel to the moon and back, of course we can end sexual violence.”
But it will only be because of our collective effort. Thank you!
Are you looking to do more?
SPREAD THE WORD! Explain the issue to your friends, classmates and colleagues. Use social media to highlight women’s experiences and support groups.
HELP BREAK THE SILENCE! Tell your local media – radio, newspaper, magazines and television – to raise the proﬁle of sexual violence in conﬂict. Write letters to editors or discuss the subject on your blog.
EDUCATE! Host an event to educate yourself and others. You can use different sources of media, such as ﬁlm, news articles, theater, and music to communicate to your audience.
RAISE POLITICAL WILL! Send letters to your elected ofﬁcials to increase efforts to address sexual violence in conﬂict.
SUPPORT SURVIVORS! Get in touch with local women’s organizations supporting survivors of sexual violence in conﬂict or immigrants/refugees coming from war-torn countries.
DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY! Express your outrage and denounce grave abuses of sexual violence in conﬂict. Support international efforts to prosecute perpetrators.
Read all of the recommendations in the Nobel Women’s Initiative Report, War on Women: Time for Action to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.