Protect Our Defenders

Military Rape Crisis Center

Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN)

Rape Crisis Centers Near U.S. Military Bases

VetWOW’s MST Resources

Military Sex Offenders Registry

National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Violence and Sexual Assault

U.S. Department of Defense, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Women’s Tramua Recovery Program (WTRP)

Sexual Harassment and Violence at the U.S. Military Service Academies — Annual Reports

If you (or someone you know) has been the survivor of a sexual assault by a member of the U.S. military, you may be interested in reading the booklet entitled “Responding to Sexual Assault in the Military: A Resource Guide and Policy Overview.”

It provides information about the definitions of sexual assault, according to the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as the specific charges that can be filed for particular types of assault. The booklet also outlines restricted and unrestricted reporting options; medical and legal options for survivors; what to expect during the reporting process in the civilian law-enforcement arena; what to expect of the criminal justice system; a list of resources for military and civilian survivors within the U.S. and on U.S. military bases overseas; and resources for civilians residing within the United States.

The booklet, as well as a book, For Love of Country: Confronting Rape and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military, are available from Sugati Publications 



“The Battlefield and the Barracks: Two War Fronts for Women Soldiers,” H. Patricia Hynes,  Truthout.org,   January – February 2012

Read the series of articles at the links below:

Introduction: “The Battlefield and the Barracks: Two War Fronts for Women Soldiers”

Why Do Soldiers Rape?

Military Sexual Abuse: A Greater Menace Than Combat

The Military and the Church: Bedfellows in Sexual Assault

Picking Up the Pieces From Military Sexual Assault

Reforming a Recalcitrant Military

Military Recruiters: Criminal, Abusive or Suspect Activity
Eight-year Chronological Review of Public Reports as of August 28, 2009
, Compiled by Learning Not Recruiting – Toledo, Ohio

Fight Like a Girl (in Iraq and Afghanistan)  Feministing.com August 19, 2009

Sexual Assault Against Females, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, July 20, 2009

Sisters in Death: The Systemic Misogyny of Militarism Leads To Deaths of U.S. Servicewomen and Iraqi Civilian Women Feminist Peace Network, April 28, 2009

Military Sexual Trauma: A Review of Prevalence and Associated Health Consequences in Veterans Trauma, Violence & Abuse, October 2008

Helen Benedict on the Scandal of Military Rape,  Ms. Magazine, Fall 2008

Perceived as “Dykes, Whores, Bitches”: 1 in 3 Military Women Experience Sexual Abuse  The WIP, May 7, 2008

The Women’s War  The New York Times Magazine, March 18, 2007

The Private War of Women Soldiers  Salon.com, March 7, 2007

Violence Against Women in the Military  Medscape Today, September 14, 2005 (free web page registration is required to access the article)

Sexualized Violence Against Female Soliders Going Largely Unpunished, The New Standard, June 15, 2004


News ReportsWomen_with_Pack

Soldier arrested in slaying of Megan Touma  WRAL.com July 29, 2009 

LaVena Johnson: Raped and Murdered on a Military Base in Iraq  Alternet.org, March 3, 2009

Missing Nurse’s Marine Husband Charged With Murder  ABC News, July 14, 2008

Spc. Suzanne Swift Released from Military Prison, Supporters Rally at Ft. Lewis IndyBay.org, January 3, 2007

U.S. Soldier Goes AWOL — Alleges Sexual Harassment  The San Francisco Chronicle, September 15, 2006


Military Women’s Stories

Lisa Nicole Bryant

                Arlington National Cemetery Website: Lisa Nicole Bryant

Ciara M. Durkin

Cpl. Ciara M. Durkin Web Site

LeVena Johnson

                Pfc. LaVena Johnson Web Site

Warning: Graphic Images

Angie Peacock

                A Soldier’s Story – Angie Peacock

                A Woman Soldier Speaks Out

                In Their Boots – Angie’s Story

Tina Priest

                Army Pvt. 1st Class Tina Priest

Suzanne Swift

                Courage to Resist – Suzanne Swift

                Suzanne Swift – MySpace Page

Megan Touma

                Megan Touma: What We Know Now