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This video incorporates stories and voices of service members who have experienced rape. In this video, the term Military Sexual Violence (MST) is defined in the video as the the official term for the psychological trauma that may result from military rape, sexual assault, or sexual harassment.
This video provides testimony from a family member of a woman who had been raped while serving in the Marine Corps. It discusses the impact of this traumatic experience, the poor response by the military, and the help provided by SWAN.
Authors: Service Women's Action Network & Ms. Foundation for Women
A television interview with the Executive Director of SWAN discusses the challenges faced by women serving in the military and women veterans who try to access benefits and services. Women in the military face sexual harassment, sexual assault, and a system that fails to address these issues adequately.
This radio interview discusses the military sexual trauma and related challenges face by a veteran who experienced sexual harassment while serving in the military. Rachel Cesar shares her story, and discusses homelessness, the pursuit of help and healing, and issues faced by women veterans specifically.
This documentary discusses women’s experiences of rape while they serve in the military. It includes interviews with veterans who are working through their healing and discusses personal challenges that they have faced.
This curriculum was developed with the intention of educating community based sexual assault service providers on how they can establish a collaborative, working relationship with military installations at the local level.
Authors: Hallie Martyniuk, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR)
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