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A statement from Protect Our Defenders Advocacy Board Member, Terri J. Odom, honoring the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. To mark this important month, our good friend and Board Member, Terri Odom, honors the thousands of MST survivors. In a statement released today, she said:

“I am proud to say that more awareness and Congressional action has been placed on MST in the last year than ever before.

“But at the same time, there is a shocking level of ignorance. Just a few days ago, a member of a veterans organization asked me, “What is this MST?” I was taken aback that such a high-profile activist, who deals every day with veteran health care and benefits, did not even know what MST stood for.”

Read the full press release