Posts tagged "military sexual assault"
UN Committee Reviews US on Police Brutality and Gender-Based Violence

UN Committee Reviews US on Police Brutality and Gender-Based Violence

Police brutality, military sexual assault, and gender-based violence in the US came under scrutiny this week.
Pentagon Launches Largest-Ever Military Sexual Assault Survey

Pentagon Launches Largest-Ever Military Sexual Assault Survey

The report will be issued online to all 200,000 active-duty servicewomen and 300,000 servicemen.
New California Law Takes Military Sexual Assault Cases Out of the Chain of Command

New California Law Takes Military Sexual Assault Cases Out of the Chain of Command

The law also now requires the California Military Department to report annually to the state government on sexual assault incidences and prevention plans.
Veterans Groups File Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination Against Military Sexual Assault Survivors

Veterans Groups File Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination Against Military Sexual Assault Survivors

The lawsuit alleges that the VA makes military sexual assault survivors who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) go through more procedural hurdles than other veterans to receive disability benefits.
Senate Passes Limited Military Sexual Assault Reform Bill

Senate Passes Limited Military Sexual Assault Reform Bill

Only a few days after the Senate blocked the Military Justice Improvement Act (MJIA), it unanimously approved a bill that proposes several different reforms to combat sexual assault in the military.
Senate Blocks Military Justice Improvement Act

Senate Blocks Military Justice Improvement Act

"I always hoped we could do the right thing here – and deliver a military justice system that is free from bias and conflict of interest – a military justice system that is worthy of the brave men and women who fight for us."
Military Sexual Assault Bill Expected To Come To Vote This Week

Military Sexual Assault Bill Expected To Come To Vote This Week

"The men and women of our military deserve better," Gillibrand told The Washington Post.
President Obama Signs Defense Bill Expanding Efforts to Prevent Military Sexual Assault

President Obama Signs Defense Bill Expanding Efforts to Prevent Military Sexual Assault

Late last week, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014 (NDAA), which expands efforts to prevent sexual assault and strengthens protections for victims.
Obama Calls for Review on Military Sexual Assault One Year From Now

Obama Calls for Review on Military Sexual Assault One Year From Now

On Dec. 1, 2014, defense and military leaders will be required to issue a full-scale report on progress made to eradicate military sexual assault, President Obama announced Friday.
Fort Hood Soldiers Recruited for Prostitution Ring During Sexual Assault Program

Fort Hood Soldiers Recruited for Prostitution Ring During Sexual Assault Program

Female soldiers testified on Monday that they were recruited for a prostitution ring organized by a sergeant at Fort Hood in Texas.
Senate Fails to Vote on Military Sexual Assault Bill

Senate Fails to Vote on Military Sexual Assault Bill

After hours of debate, the Senate failed to vote yesterday on the Military Justice Improvement Act.
Military Sexual Assault Victims Barred from Essential Disability Benefits

Military Sexual Assault Victims Barred from Essential Disability Benefits

According to the report, the VA scrutinizes claims made by sexual assault victims more intently, even when they provide the kind of documentation their counterparts are not required to.
Lawmakers Push for Changes in US Military Justice System

Lawmakers Push for Changes in US Military Justice System

MJIA attempts to erase the systemic obstacles that victims of sexual assault in the military face due to the "clear bias and inherent conflicts of interest posed by the military chain of command's current sole decision-making power over whether cases move forward to a trial."
Naval Academy Rape Hearing Expected to End Today

Naval Academy Rape Hearing Expected to End Today

The case takes place as the military faces increased pressure to improve the way it deals with sexual harassment and assault.

Air Force Veteran Responds to Victim-Blaming Poster

A female veteran reacted to a Air Force base victim blaming sexual assault awareness poster that was posted in the women's restroom by posting a rival flier with actual resources for survivors.
House Passes Bill Investigating Discharges of Military Sexual Assault Survivors

House Passes Bill Investigating Discharges of Military Sexual Assault Survivors

Yesterday the House passed an amendment to the 2014 defense appropriations bill that seeks to increase support of military sexual assault victims who have faced separation from the military based on alleged mental disorders.
Sexual Battery Charges Against Air Force Officer Dropped

Sexual Battery Charges Against Air Force Officer Dropped

A charge of sexual battery against Air Force officer Jeffrey Krusinski was dropped on Thursday. He is instead being charged with assault and battery and could still face jail time.
Gillibrand Gains New Bi-Partisan Support in Fight Against Military Sexual Assault

Gillibrand Gains New Bi-Partisan Support in Fight Against Military Sexual Assault

Today conservative Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rand Paul (R-KY) will officially announce their support for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's provision of the National Defense Reauthorization Act that would remove cases of military sexual assault from the chain of command.
John Derbyshire and James Taranto Miss The Point in Pieces About Military Sexual Assault

John Derbyshire and James Taranto Miss The Point in Pieces About Military Sexual Assault

These aren't the kinds of conversations or the kind of attitude we, as a nation, need to have perpetuated in the media.
Texas Air Force Recruiter Sentenced to 27 Years in Sexual Assault Scandal

Texas Air Force Recruiter Sentenced to 27 Years in Sexual Assault Scandal

Technical Sergeant Jaime Rodriguez was sentenced Friday to 27 years in prison for sexually assaulting over 20 women during his 13-year tenure in the Air Force.