On May 18, at a press conference in Washington, D.C., Human Rights Watch and Protect Our Defenders released a report that found US military service members that report sexual assault, frequently experience retaliation that goes unpunished.
According to USA Today: “Punishment for those who retaliate, however, appears to be a rarity. Since 2012, the Pentagon inspector general, one of the military’s main offices to investigate the offenses, has closed two cases without substantiating the charges. It has three open cases, according to Bridget Serchak, a spokeswoman for the inspector general.” Read more here.
Air Force Times: Report: Retaliation against sex assault victims rampant
Air Force Times: Lt. col. says speaking up about assault hurt her career
Christian Scinece Monitor: Military sexual assault: Can retaliation against victims be stopped? (+video)
Congresswoman Jackie Speier’s Office: Congresswoman Jackie Speier’s Statement on the Human Rights Watch Report Detailing Retaliation Against Military Sexual Assault Survivors
[VIDEO] C-SPAN: Military Sexual Assault Report
HuffPost Live: Senator Gillibrand & Writer Beau Willimon LIVE
International Buisness Times: Sexual Harassment Victims Who Complain Face Retaliation In US Military, Says Report
NBC 4 Washington: 62 Percent of Military Sex Assault Reports Result in Retaliation
PBS: Frontline: How the Military Retaliates Against Sexual Assault Victims
San Antonio Express News: Airman paid high price after reporting sexual assault
Stars and Stripes: Report: Most military sexual assault victims still face retaliation
The Baltimore Sun: Troops who report sexual assault face retaliation
The Washington Times: Retaliation for reporting sexual assaults rampant in military: Report
USA Today/ Channel 10 News: Military sexual-assault victims endure retaliation