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One of the many petitions I’ve signed recently was one launched by CARE. http://www.careinternational.org.uk/how-you-can-help/help-end-sexual-violence

In June 2014, the UK is hosting a Global Summit aimed at ending sexual violence in conflict. The summit will focus on ending impunity and ensuring justice for survivors.

But CARE believes we will not end warzone rape and sexual violence unless we also tackle the root causes of the violence.

Our work shows that engaging men and boys in efforts to end sexual violence – both during and after conflict – can stop the cycle of violence from spreading to the next generation. We’ve shown that educating men to become allies and champions for change can have a real, lasting impact.

That’s why CARE has launched a petition in the run-up to the Global Summit calling for schools around the world to include teaching on gender equality and ending violence against women.

Challenging and changing attitudes by engaging men and boys really works – and you can help to make it happen.

Now I’ve forwarded a letter to the local newspapers asking them to encourage their readers to support this campaign.