Tag: Service Women’s Action Network

Increased Support for Military Rape Survivors

By Dara Sharif The proud service of the nation’s military has long been marred by a shameful reality: About 1 in 5 military women report being sexually harassed, groped, threatened or assaulted. Adding to the pain these service members endure has been the systemic failure by the military to protect…

'I Was Raped,' Military Women Tell Senate

One in five military women has been the victim of sexual harassment or abuse. The U.S. Senate is finally listening to the outcry from the Service Women’s Action Network(SWAN). Will this really ever change “One week before my unit was scheduled to return back to the United States, I was…

Obama Signs New Military Sexual Violence Provisions Into Law

After much anticipation across the nation,President Obama signed the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act(NDAA) into law. In the end, it included 19 amendments to significantly reform Department of Defense sexual assault and sexual harassment policies. This landmark bill has thelargest number of sexual violence provisions ever signed into law, and…