Military Sexual Trauma: Prevalent and Under Treated

November 3, 2015

Stigma, treatment barriers affect male and female survivors

WASHINGTON — Rates of military sexual trauma among men who served in the military may be as much as 15 times higher than has been previously reported, largely because of barriers associated with stigma, beliefs in myths about male rape, and feelings of helplessness, according to articles published by the American Psychological Association.

DoD News, Defense Media Activity

 WASHINGTON, October 28, 2015 — The Defense Department today honored groups and individuals from each military component who contributed an innovative idea or approach to positively affect sexual assault prevention.

The AAS Executive Committee approved the following statement on 15 October 2015:

WASHINGTON-(October 8, 2015)-- CARE’s Vice President of Advocacy, David Ray testified before U.S. Congress in the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa today. He talked to the Congressional subcommittee about the harsh realities facing the millions of Syrian refugees and displaced inside Syria, the impacts on women and girls and what the U.S. government and international community can do to alleviate the suffering of civilians.

For Immediate Release
September 10, 2015

More Than 56,000 Rape Kits To Be Tested Through Manhattan District Attorney’s Initiative

With Complementary $41 Million In Federal Funding Announced Today, Nearly $80 Million Being Dedicated To Address National Rape Kit Backlog

September 9, 2015
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi, joined by state lawmakers, law enforcement and a victim advocate, today committed broad support for testing Florida’s unprocessed sexual assault kits. There is estimated to be thousands of untested sexual assault kits in Florida, holding key DNA evidence that could help law enforcement solve and prevent violent crimes in Florida and across the country.


August 26, 2015

Statement from NHCADSV in response to the Owen Labrie Case
The Coalition Comments on the Plight of Victims in Sexual Assault Cases

(Concord, NH) This morning, the Executive Director of the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence commented on the difficult situation that victims of sexual assault are faced with when they choose to report and engage in the criminal justice system. 

Statement from NHCADSV Executive Director Lyn M. Schollett, J.D.:

Amnesty International Delegatesin Dublin:
Do Not Turn Your Back on the Most Vulnerable Women
Do Not Offer Impunity to Pimps and Sex Buyers

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015. Since 1975, PCAR has partnered with a network of rape crisis programs to bring help, hope and healing around issues of sexual violence to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Alexandria, VA (Jun. 23, 2015) – Key nonprofits, faith-based groups and government leaders met today at United Way Worldwide for the opening of its United Way Center on Human Trafficking & Slavery. The Center aims to combat the complex problem of modern slavery by gathering key partners to create and implement solutions to stop the $150 billion industry.


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