The conversation about sexual assault in the military has been vast and ongoing, especially over the past few months. Recent spotlights have been on athletes, generals, and preventing military commanders from prosecuting in sexual assault cases. A 2012 documentary called “The Invisible War” shines a light on “the biggest coverup in military history.” In a recent article with Senator Claire McCaskill, the Senator compares the microcosms of military life with that of college campuses. We’ve all heard the statistics about sexual assault on college campuses (almost 1 in 4 women), and now we’re seeing statistics from the military: according to a 2013 survey from the Pentagon, almost 26,000 members of the military reported being sexual assaulted in the past year. We won’t be tackling the issue of sexual assault in the military in this post, but instead offering support for those survivors.
Below are a handful of resources available to survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and rape.
And the Army has a page dedicated specifically to preventing sexual assault (SHARP).
Or, call your senator.
Or, donate to Speak About It. This fall will mark our first presentation for current members of the military, and we need your support to make it great. #30daysofSexualAssaultPrevention #30daysofgiving