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Video Panel: Confronting Military Rape Culture

Today, Al Jazeera will be presenting a video panel on the epidemic of military sexual assault, featuring Protect Our Defenders Advocacy Board Members Jennifer Norris and Brian Lewis:

The US Department of Defense estimates that each year 19,000 servicemen and women are sexually assaulted by members of their own military, yet few cases are ever prosecuted. What should be done to end what’s been described as a culture of cover-up, retaliation and indifference towards rape in the military? Join the conversation at 1930 GMT.

[In the US, the program will go on at 3:30 pm EST, 2:30 pm CST, 1:30 pm MST, 12:30 pm PST, 11:30 am for our friends in Alaska, and 10:30 am for our friends in Hawaii]

View the program.