Rebekah Havrilla, U.S. Army

"What we need is a military with a fair and impartial criminal justice system. One that is run by professional and legal experts, not unit commanders."


The Facts on the Military and Violence Against Women

Effects of Military Sexual Trauma

Learn more about military sexual trauma (MST), treatment options, self-help tools, and resources to overcome the effects of MST.


It takes time, and patience, but recovery from sexual assault is possible.


About the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline

Rape Trauma Syndrome

is the group of reactions – emotional, physical, and behavioral – reported by victims of attempted or completed rape. Two therapists, Ann Burgess and Lynda Holmstrom, coined this phrase to describe the series of symptoms that are experienced by victims. They separated the clusters of reactions into two stages: an acute, immediate phase of disruption and disorganization; and a long-term process of reorganization. The length of each phase can vary, and people may move back and forth between stages. As practitioners have worked with survivors, they began to see another phase that has come to be known as the “underground”


Hidden victims, hidden pain: Societal avoidance of military sexual abuse.

Injustice in the Justice System: Reforming Inequities for True “Justice for All”

Social justice means an array of important principles, like equality, peace, safety and freedom. Upholding social justice means valuing the rights of all individuals, and unfortunately, the world isn’t quite there yet.

Millions of girls and women around the world face injustices.

The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) was a United States federal law (Title IV, sec. 40001-40703 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, H.R. ... 103–322 by President Bill Clinton on September 13, 1994 (codified in part at 42 U.S.C. sections 13701 through 14040).

S.2920 - Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019





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