Friday, February 24, 2012

International Women's Day Pledge

International Women's Day Pledge - March 8, 2012

Sign the International Women's Day Pledge!

March 8 is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate and honor women across the globe.  NP works every day to protect women in conflict zones, a task that would be impossible without our own extraordinary women peacekeepers.  So, on March 8, we would like you to commend our women peacekeepers with a message, and pledge to advocate for women in peacekeeping roles! Please sign our International Women’s Day Pledge, and encourage the remarkable women in your own life to get involved with peacekeeping!

Click here to add your message and advocate for equal gender representation in peacekeeping.  Our goal is 1000 signatures!

Nonviolent Peaceforce’s women peacekeepers are now more necessary than ever. In contemporary conflicts, it is estimated that as many as 90% of deaths are civilian; many of these deaths are women and children.  However, death is not the only consequence of war for women – sexual violence is widespread and unchecked, and rape is often employed as a tool of war. Women who have been victims of war violence are often uncomfortable seeking help from male officials; for that reason, we want to emphasize the importance of women in peacekeeping roles, and urge women everywhere to get involved in creating peace!
Because women are especially at-risk of violence during wartime, we want to thank our women peacekeepers for helping civilians, communities, and refugees in times of need.  We hope that you will thank them too, and use International Women’s Day to honor all the women heroes that have made a difference to you.

In honor of International Women’s Day, add your name to our letter and send a personal message to peacemaking women around the world.

On March 9, we will submit your name and/or message to our women peacekeepers in the field.

Thank you for supporting these remarkable women.  From the Nonviolent Peaceforce.

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