- President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Sen. David Vitter, Sen. Mary Landrieu
- United States of America
In an attempt to balance perspectives on gender-related conflict, in October 2000, the United Nations' Security Council adopted Resolution S/RES/1325. This resolution aims to increase participation of women in conflict resolution and humanitarian response.
*At the turn of the 20th century, 5% of war casualties were civilians
*In World War I, 15% were civilians
*In World War II, 65% were civilian
*By the mid-nineties, 75% of war deaths were civilians
*Today, 90% of the human war toll are civilians--the majority of these victims are women and children
UN resolution 1325 calls on all parties to conflict to take special measures to protect women and girls from gender-based violence, particularly rape and other forms of sexual abuse, in situations of armed conflict.
The United States is currently taking steps to create a National Action Plan to realize the resolution's goals.
We, the undersigned, call on President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton, Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter, and Louisiana Representatives Scalise, Richmond, Landry, Fleming, Alexander, Cassidy, and Boustany, to work toward a US National Action Plan for implementing Resolution 1325.
The Ask the United States to support UN Resolution 1325 petition to President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Sen. David Vitter, Sen. Mary Landrieu was written by The Red Shoes and is in the category Gender Rights and Issues at GoPetition.