Military Sexual Assault: The Time to Address This Shameful Legacy Is Now (HuffPo)

Enero 31, 2013 - 12:00

1/31/2013 -- Huffington Post -- "Military Sexual Assault: The Time to Address This Shameful Legacy Is Now"; New York Office Director Lauren Hersh calls for action.

Despite the Pentagon's continued assertion of a zero tolerance policy of sexual assault in the military, new cases show that this country has a problem with gender-based violence. The United States has an obligation to act -- not just under its own laws, but under its international human rights obligations. The United States, which is up for review this year by the United Nations Human Rights Committee, must take decisive action to address the legacy of military rape and provide sufficient remedies for victims, whose stories are now known around the world. [read more]