Posts Tagged ‘Army’

Female Soldiers in Irag report an epidemic of sexual assault and harrassment. Is the military taking them seriously?

April 12, 2009

Helen Benedict recently wrote an article entitled, “Betrayal in the Field”

in the Spring 2009 edition of The Magazine of Columbia University which enlightened me on the danger not only from the enemy but also the risks they faced from their fellow male soldiers.  The article points out that the Defense Department created the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) which offered soldiers the choice to report assaults anonymously and by hiring sexual assault counselors and in January after several congressional hearings and pressure

from representatives Jane Harman (D-CA) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY), the Army announced its own efforts to improve conditions for woman.

 

It would helpful to hear if the situation improves with this new approach by the Army.

 

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