Military Sexual Assault
Sexual assault within the military continues to occur at alarming levels with 26,000 anonymously reported incidents in 2012 alone according to Department of Defense (DoD) estimates. During this same period, only 3,300 service members reported their assaults. Meanwhile, the nation is confronted with headlines of high level military sexual assault leaders acting in sexually abusive ways. Combined with the heart-wrenching stories of survivors, these facts reveal the depth of the problem of military sexual assault (MSA) and demand incisive action.
Press Coverage and Research:
- National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, Military Response, Sexual Violence Issues in the Military
- New battle over military sexual assault. By Darren Samuelsohn and Juana Summers, Politico
- Male rape survivors tackle military assault in tough-guy culture. By Bill Briggs, NBC News.
- Rep. Speier: Congress and 'enabler' of military sexual assault. By Jeremy Herb, The Hill.
- Some in Congress want changes in military law as a result of sex scandals. By Craig Whitlock, The Washington Post.
- Multiple Proposals on Assault in Military, but Also Disagreement. By Jennifer Steinhauer, The New York Times.
- Veteran Survivor says NO MORE. Brave survivor of military sexual assault shares her story. By Say NO MORE to military sexual trauma and domestic violence.
Click below to download the National Task Force Statement of Priorities for Response to Sexual Violence in the Military.