Protect Our Defenders: Ending the Epidemic of Military Rape
Our effort is directly informed by our work with victims, survivors, their families and retired military.
We research and expose dysfunction in the military training, investigation, adjudication and veterans service systems related to rape, sexual assault and harassment.
We educate the public and policy makers on the problems related to these issues along with potential solutions. Sexual violence in the military is often not adequately investigated or prosecuted and victims are often blamed, pushed out of the service and denied benefits.
We amplify survivors’ voices, enabling them to share their stories with the American people, elected representatives and military leadership.
We collaborate with Burke PLLC to advance lawsuits filed against the DoD and service academies for repeatedly ignoring rape, sexual assault and harassment, failing to prosecute perpetrators and retaliating against the victim.
We help survivors find appropriate services and support initiatives to improve victim and survivor care through our survivor support network, forums and e-library.
We provide opportunities for these individuals, their families and advocates to organize and support each other through community building projects and events. We mentor and provide small grants to enhance these efforts.
And finally – we support policy initiatives to fundamentally reform how the Department of Defense deals with sexual harassment, rape and sexual assault.