This guide focuses on the impact of sexual violence in the military. It includes resources for advocates who, through relationships and collaborations with the military, can offer support in responding to the needs of survivors and preventing sexual violence.
The following documents are available: "Sexual Violence in the Military: A Guide for Civilian Advocates," an infographic, and talking points.
This is the 2013 report from the Department of Defense on the number of substantiated incidents of sexual harassment in the U.S. military. The DoD 2012 Workplace and Gender Relations Survey of Active Duty Service Members found that many service members who reported sexual assaults also reported that the perpetrators sexually harassed them before the assault.
This report discusses the process of obtaining VA disability benefits for the enduring mental health effects of military sexual trauma (MST) and the challenges and discrimination faced by veterans. The report was developed by the Service Women's Action Network (SWAN) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) with assistance by the Yale Law School Veterans Legal Services Clinic.
The 2013 Fall & Winter edition of The Resource includes articles on sexual violence in the military, complete with an interview with Air Force Maj. Gen. Sharon K. G. Dunbar; a youth board from Detroit and what it does to connect with peers; how the profeminist men’s movement was started and what it stands for; Ohio’s push to investigate formerly untested sexual assault kits; and how ancestral teachings are used to form prevention plans in indigenous communities. See what teenagers said when asked, “What are you doing to make your world a safer place?” View the features of the recently released Hollaback! app – then, if you wish, download it free of charge. Learn about how the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence reacted to headline news cases in its backyard, and see what the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault has done to incorporate prevention evaluation in its work.
This report is produced by Department of Defense and various Service branches to help address the crime of sexual assault within the Military. The data provided in such reports serve as the foundation and catalyst for future sexual assault prevention, training, victim care and accountability goals. It is available in 2 parts for download.
This report presents the results on issues related to sexual assault from the 2012 Workplace and Gender Relations Survey of Active Duty Members (WGRA 2012). The data provided in this survey describes the prevalence and incidence of sexual assault within the military.
The annual report provides data and analysis on reported cases of sexual harassment and violence involving Academy personnel between . It also outlines progress made in prevention and response activities. Read previous annual reports.
Sexual assault within the military continues to occur at alarming levels with 26,000 anonymously reported incidents in 2012 alone according to Department of Defense (DoD) estimates. During this same period, only 3,300 service members reported their assaults. Meanwhile, the nation is confronted with headlines of high level military sexual assault leaders acting in sexually abusive ways. Combined with the heart-wrenching stories of survivors, these facts reveal the depth of the problem of military sexual assault (MSA) and demand incisive action.
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