Karen Webb Posted over 2 years ago What can we do in our lives over here to stop horrors like rape as a weapon of war or environmental destruction? Environmental and ethical things: Stand for what we stand for. Locally, kindly, firmly. Education is huge - and we need to reassure our children, our friends, our neighbours that we are NOT required to save the world single-handedly. Pass on the message that it's true that if I change the way I see my world, my world changes too. It is actually true, not in a flight through light way, just if I see good, people are nice to me' if I see bad, they're not. Rape as a weapon of war? I surely do not know. RE Africa, I suspect that if the West really truly got to grips with female genital excision, educated the practitioners over here, it might filter back and affect attitudes to women in general. Or maybe we should all - how many millions are we? - give up out leisure vacations and just go out to the war zones and say no no no no. So one or two of us might die. So what? I'd be willing to die in that cause. Trouble is, I can't do that one on my own. Genevieve, I think your question should rather be: How do we get the affluent Western individual to wake up and realise that if they act together they can change the world?