More Danger Than Combat for Women in the Military

More Danger Than Combat for Women in the Military

Women Have Long Faced Danger in U.S. Military

January 24, 2013 By Lauren Rambo

1 in 3 woman are sexually assaulted in the military, twice the number compared to civilian women.

Women in the military are 180 times more likely to be a victim of military sexual assault in 1 year than to have died while deployed in the previous 11 years of combat in Afghanistan and Iraq.

92% of perpetrators never face a court-martial.

1 in 4 victims never report their assault because the person to whom they must report is the perpetrator (The Invisible War documentary).

Despite over 20 years of “zero tolerance” policies, there have been no marked decreases in sexual assaults or increases in convictions.

Read the article here.


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Threads of Compassion is a loosely connected group of survivors of sexual violence who desire to offer comfort and support to recent victims. The idea is simple. Anyone whose life has been affected by sexual assault or abuse is welcome to knit or crochet a scarf which in turn will be given to a victim of sexual violence when they enter the hospital for emergency treatment.