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September 2010

Purple Hearts Elusive For Traumatic Brain Injuries

Author(s): T. Christian Miller, Daniel Zwerdling
The U.S. Army honors soldiers wounded or killed in combat with the Purple Heart, a powerful symbol designed to recognize their sacrifice and service. Yet Army commanders have routinely denied Purple Hearts to soldiers who have sustained concussions in Iraq, despite regulations that make such wounds eligible for the medal, an investigation by NPR and ProPublica has found.
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August 2010

Separate, Unequal, and Unrecognized

Author(s): Rachel Natelson
This article describes the obstacles that female service members and veterans are faced with during deployment and when trying to reintegrate to their home communities.
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July 2010

Military reckons with the mental wounds of war

Author(s): Greg Jaffe, Whitney Shefte
This article tells the story of Staff Sgt. James Ownbey, a Marine who served in Iraq as an explosive ordinance disposal technician in 2007, and two other deployments who now suffers from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and numerous physical ailments.
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June 2010

Interview with Anuradha Bhagwati, Executive Director, Service Women Action Network (SWAN)

Author(s): Ronnie M. Eldridge
This video interview with SWAN’s Executive Director, a former marine, provides an overview of the challenges faced by female veterans while deployed and after returning to their communities. It also discusses the incidence of Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and the implications of the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Policy”. 
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May 2010

Testimony before Congress by Anuradha Bhagwati

This testimony particularly emphasizes the societal and institutional responses to survivors of military sexual trauma (MST) that continue to place women at greater risk for further violence and isolation. This publication also sheds light on the repercussions of the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy on service women and men.
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April 2010

Mothers in the Military: Punishing Mothers Who Serve

Author(s): Jessica Scott
* See Women and War, where journalists, experts, female soldiers and veterans share their experiences and discuss issues including women in combat, sexual assault in the military and inadequate benefits for female veterans.
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November 2009

Supporting our Troops, Veterans and their Families: Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities for Philanthropy

Author(s): Vanessa Williamson
This reports highlights the challenges faced by veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the prevalence of TBI, homelessness, PTSD, etc. It also offers lessons learned and suggestions for best practices in addressing the needs of this growing population.
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July 2009

PTSD, TBI and DV: True or False?

This article offers tips to determine when domestic violence is occurring in cases in which the perpetrator is a war veteran suffering from PTSD and/or TBI. Specific guidelines are provided to make such determination while avoiding justifications based on the perpetrator's acquired disability.
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June 2009

"Bring the Gun or You'll Die:" Torture, Rape, and Other Serious Human Rights Violations by Kenyan Security Forces in the Mandera Triangle

This report documents rampant abuses during the operation and provides detailed accounts of the events in four of the 10 communities that were targeted.
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February 2009

The Vulnerable Women's Project: Refugee and Asylum Seeking Women Affected by Rape or Sexual Violence

This literature review summarizes current evidence on the prevalence of sexual violence against refugee women, and addresses topics regarding access to justice in some of the countries from which the Vulnerable Women's Project's clients have fled.
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January 2009

15 Years of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences (1994-2009) - A Critical Review

This review takes stock of the achievements of 15 years of work on the VAW mandate, which has produced an impressive collection of annual reports, country mission reports, and communication reports comprising many communications to and from governments.
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January 2009

Domestic Violence, PTSD and Brain Injury: Military and Civilian Challenges

Author(s): Deborah D. Tucker
This two-part article written by the director of the NCDSV explores the military and civilian challenges presented by domestic violence and behavior that is more often associated with PTSD or TBI, whether attributable to experiences in a military setting or some other influence, such as being a victim of child abuse or sexual assault or from brain injury impacting the impulse control of the sufferer. The author offers recommendations for lawyers and judges as well as resources for intervention with the offender and support for the victims.