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Military Justice Improvement Act

"I Don't Want to Be That Girl": The Story of Why I Don't Tell Stories About Sexual Assault

Terry O'Neill | Posted 06.23.2014 | Women
Terry O'Neill

In the first few weeks, the community really supports the rape victim, but then there is a shift and the rape victim becomes isolated while the community circles around to defend the perpetrator.

The Time Is Now for Military Justice for Assault Victims

Terry O'Neill | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Very soon, the U.S. Senate will hold an historic vote to end the epidemic of sexual assault in the military.

Broken Senate Delays Military Sexual Assault Reform

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

Senate gridlock and dysfunction has reared its ugly head again -- and this time it's survivors of military sexual assault who will pay the price.

It Is Time to Change the Culture of the Military and Change Attitudes About Sexual Assault

Paula Coughlin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Paula Coughlin

Reporting my attack the next day to my admiral was as shocking as the actual assault: he told me that's what I get for walking down the hallway full of drunk aviators. That's what I get. I since have learned that most senior military leadership believed that to be true: it is the cost of being in a man's world.

Who Will Stand With Military Sexual Assault Survivors When It Counts This Week?

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

Survivors have shown tremendous courage in telling their stories. Now it's time for the Senate to show courage and pass the Military Justice Improvement Act.

Why #passMJIA? 50 Facts About Sexual Assault in the US Military

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

The military justice system isn't working when it comes to sexual assault and rape. It never has. MJIA is controversial because it proposes removing the prosecution of serious crimes in the armed forces (such as, but not limited to, sexual assault) from the chain of command.

Bring the Rape Conversation Home

K. Sujata | Posted 11.23.2013 | Chicago
K. Sujata

Travel advisories were issued and travelers were made to think that sexual assaults were limited to India. But in reality, rape is a critical problem worldwide. And in our own backyard, numbers show that it is a also a widespread problem in the Unites States.

The Voices of the Victims of Sexual Assault in the Military Must Be Heard

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

The military has pledged "zero tolerance" for sexual assaults spanning over two decades and they have failed to solve the problem on their own. And while the sexual assault provisions that were passed out of committee last month are a step forward, it was not the leap forward required.