Protect Our Defenders Committee volunteers are survivors, family members, veterans, service providers, and concerned citizens.
The Advocacy Committee’s mission is to educate the public and media, to raise awareness, and to advocate for transformational policy and cultural change required to end the crisis of rape, sexual assault and harassment within our military.
Member activities may include:
Engaging in local and national advocacy, participating in Protect Our Defenders’ call-to-action campaigns, inviting individuals and groups to become aware of the problem of sexual assault in the military, speaking about victim care and treatment for individuals still in the military, as well as veterans. Advocacy Committee members may become active in local VA facilities, participate in panels and conferences on MST, reach out to help and support MST survivors, and speak to the media to document their story and discuss current news about military sexual assaults.