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February 2011

Military Academies: Rape, Sexual Assault, And Sexual Harassment

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This document is an analysis based on the Department of DefenseÍs Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies as well as two surveys commissioned by the Department of Defense that examine gender relations in U.S. military academies.
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January 2011

Challenges Faced by Female Veterans Webinar Materials

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This presentation focused on the challenges experienced by female service members and veterans as well as some of the services that are currently available to this population. Presenters provided participants with valuable information aimed at increasing their understanding when working with female veterans within the context of violence against women. They also shared their perspectives as veterans' advocates and services providers.
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January 2011

In Their Boots: Angie's Story

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This documentary shares the experience of Sergeant Angela Peacock as she works through sexual assault, combat stress, and the trauma symptoms that followed.
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November 2010

DADT Commentary Suggests Corrective Rape for Lesbians

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This article reacts to comments on the proposed repeal of the "Dont Ask, Dont Tell" policy that keeps LGBTIQ individuals from openly serving in the military.
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November 2010

Special report: For U.S. veterans, the war after the wars

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Since the war began in October 2001, there have been periodic reports about substance abuse, depression, domestic violence, suicide, homelessness and violent crime among traumatized veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq. High unemployment in a bad economy has merely compounded their troubles.
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September 2010

Purple Hearts Elusive For Traumatic Brain Injuries

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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

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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

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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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July 2010

VHA Directive: Military Sexual Trauma (MST) Programming

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This directive advices VA facilities on the appropriate programming and requirements for addressing MST. Of note is the directive for universal screening practices and free care for MST-related services for all veterans.
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June 2010

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

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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

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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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May 2010

Military Sexual Trauma: A Little Known Veteran Issue

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This radio interview discusses the military sexual trauma and related challenges face by a veteran who experienced sexual harassment while serving in the military. Rachel Cesar shares her story, and discusses homelessness, the pursuit of help and healing, and issues faced by women veterans specifically.