Military Women: 1 in 3 are Raped

 

Colonel Ann Wright, (ret.)
Veterans for Peace
Pentagon of Peace – The Five for Truth – New Mexico Tour
October 11, 2009

Join Ann Wright  for a second one hour workshop filmed in Albuquerque New Mexico on October 11, 2009 as part of the Veterans of Peace, Pentagon of Peace event.

Ann discusses the realities behind the recent Veterans Administration report revealing that 1 in 3 women in the military are raped during their service. She brings her vast personal experience, compassion and strong sense of justice to the issue of women in the military.

Special thanks to Gregory W. Dugay for providing this video on Vimeo.com.

 

 

Workshop on “Military Women: One in Three are Raped”

 

Colonel Ann Wright, (ret.)
Veterans for Peace
Pentagon of Peace – The Five for Truth – New Mexico Tour
October 10, 2009

A workshop on Military Women and Rape was presented by Col. Ann Wright (ret.) on October 10, 2009 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This workshop was co-sponsored by Veterans for Peace, The Five for Peace Tour and the Santa Fe Rape Crisis and Trauma Treatment Center.

Special thanks to Gregory W. Dugay for making this video available on Vimeo.com.

Feeding Athena to the Wolves – the Rape of our Warriors

 

The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, Catherine Scali, and not necessarily those of The New Agenda where the article first appeared.

Catherine Scali
The New Agenda
October 17, 2009

Military rape awareness week went by with little fan fare or media coverage.  The nonprofit group, Veterans for Peace staged a protest at the army recruiting center on Times Square – nothing much was said about it.  The same week, we discussed plans to ship 60,000 soldiers to Afghanistan.  More troop deployments from a military that relies on volunteers. 

Volunteers who may not know that a recent survey of veterans seeking medical care from the VA  reported that 1 in 3 female vets had been raped.  Even more startling is the fact that 1 in 7 women in the military report that they have been sexually assaulted. What has happened to the honor and dignity of our military?  Are we throwing Athena to the wolves?

To read all of Catherine Scali’s opinion piece at The New Agenda web site, click here.

Col. Ann Wright (ret.) speaking at the Veterans for Peace – Military Rape Awareness Action on October 13, 2009 at the military recruiting station at New York’s Times Square.

 

And here is the story of Staff Sgt. Sandra Lee told for the first time…

 

 

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