forced to rape each other
"culture of cruelty"
hundreds military kids abused
harassed in the UK
28 November 2012
Women sue US military chiefs over rapes
24 April 2012
Rape Victims “Crazy” April
Payday letter to
rape of men
Sexual violence is one of the most
horrific weapons of war, an instrument of terror used against
women. Yet huge numbers of men are also victims.
Why Stand with
Women Against Rape pointed out in a
letter to Britain's Guardian newspaper:
There is a long tradition of the use of rape and sexual assault for
political agendas that have nothing to do with women's safety. In the
South of the U.S., the lynching of Black men was often justified on
grounds that they had raped or even looked at a white woman.
Military Investigations 'fail rape victims'
A Channel 4 News investigation has discovered that
the conviction rate for rape investigations in the military justice
system is less than half that of the civilian system - 2.6 against
around 6 per cent.
17 October 2010
Sex, violence, and drugs land ex-servicemen behind bars
There is a marked increase in the proportion of military veterans
convicted of violent offences, raising concerns about the effects of
post-traumatic stress disorder...The
most common offences were violence against the person (33 per
cent) and sexual offences (25 per cent)
19 September 2010
Soldier As Rapist: All Too Common.
A new Pentagon
study confirms militarized sexual violence (MSV) is on the
rise. Yet, while such crimes are all too common, perpetrators
regularly escape punishment and often re-enter the civilian
world with no criminal record.
19 March 2010
Does Military Service Turn Young Men into Sexual Predators?
the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began, statistics show a 42
percent increase in reported domestic violence and a 25 percent
increase in the reported incidence of rape and sexual assault.
22 October 2009
Unsafe For Women; Risk of Rape Too Great
“When you’re a woman, specifically in a combat zone, not only do
you have to be afraid of the supposed insurgents and the enemies
and the Iraqis, but then you also come back to the base and then
there you have to be fearful of your fellow soldiers".
July 22, 2009
Why Soldiers Rape.
Rape in civilian life is already unacceptably common. One in six
women is raped or sexually assaulted in her lifetime. In
the military, rape is almost twice as frequent as it is among
civilians, especially in wartime.
13 August 2008
The Weapon of Rape
The UN Security
Council holds a special session on sexual violence, with US
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice coming to New York to lead
June 17, 2008
MLester is FIRED!
Last year alone, almost 3,000 soldiers reported sexual assault
and rape by other soldiers.
Is There an Army Cover-Up of Rape and Murder of Women Soldiers?
Department of Defense statistics are alarming -
one in three women who join the US military will be sexually
assaulted or raped by men in the military.
28 April 2008
|It was an early
January morning in 2008 when 42-year-old
Lisa Smith*, a paramedic for a defense contractor
in southern Iraq, woke up to find her entire room shaking.
April 10, 2008
Rapists in the ranks
41% of female veterans seen at the clinic say they were victims
of sexual assault while in the military, and 29% report being
raped during their military service.
31 March 2008
Who Do We Serve God or Our
Government? What is A Life Worth?
By Reverend Dorothy H. Mackey,
STAAAMP, Exec. Director
24 February 2008
A Message from the Women of Okinawa
You think that because
the US military shed blood to seize Okinawa in World War II, the
place belongs to you and you can do anything you want here,
21 Feb 2008
Japanese protest after US soldier arrested for alleged rape
Sergeant Tyrone Hadnott was arrested on Monday on suspicion of
raping a 14-year-old local girl on Sunday night.
13 Feb 2008
Why Canada Should
Not Take the USA Off Its Torture List - Written by a US Citizen!
Marine Corps and all military services don’t care to get the
VIOLENT and catastrophic damages that rape does to the
Reverend Dorothy H.
Mackey Former US Air Force Captain and Commander
Lauterbach Allowed to be Raped and Murdered Re-Ignites Demand
and Urgency In Calling For STAAAMP’s Independent In
The rape of Lance Cpl Lauterbach, and failure by command to
protect her began from the beginning. Luaterbach’s strength to
pursue the rape charges in a courts martial was surely not liked
by command leadership even to DC.
18 January 2008
Marine sentenced to 40 years' jail in landmark rape case in
A U.S. Marine faces 40 years in jail after being convicted of
rape in a landmark case that has become a symbol for women's
rights and national sovereignty in the Philippines.
6 December 2006
Unchecked in Congo
A woman is gang-raped by
six soldiers, in front of her husband and children, while their
companion assaults her 3-year-old daughter. A United Nation's
peacekeeper trades a desperate woman two eggs for sex.
17 March 2005
I reported the rape within 30 minutes -
then watched my career implode
After a one-day trial, the man who attacked her was fined one
25 October 2004
US soldiers accused
of raping 100 colleagues
Our women soldiers sometimes have more to
fear from their fellow soldiers than from the enemy
27 February 2004
reported by servicewomen in the Persian Gulf and elsewhere
I don't get a
sense of outrage by military leadership.
26 February 2004
female GIs report rapes
recalled waking to a man raping her. She said the man cut her
with a knife and hit her with an object between the eyes, again
knocking her unconscious.
25 January 2004
Sex abuse at
US air force academy
America's air force academy yesterday confronted devastating
evidence that it presided over a
training regime that was hostile to women, with nearly
70% of female cadets reporting they had
been sexually harassed, and nearly
20% sexually assaulted.
30 Aug 2003
Male (and female) rape
in the military
"I didn't report anything. . . . They told me if I said anything
I was dead. After I got up off the floor, I stood in the shower
for three hours trying to wash the way I felt. I felt dirty and
Kenyan women and young men
raped by British soldiers
Some have remained silent for 30 years. But now the Samburu and
Masaai women, as well as their young men, are coming forward to
tell their stories: how they were raped and sodomised by British
soldiers on manoeuvres in northern Kenya.
15 July 2003
victims' win legal aid to sue MoD
Some 650 women are taking part in the suit, which alleges that
the MoD did nothing to stop systematic rape by soldiers despite
complaints dating back for 30 years.
2 July 2003
heard of abuse 20 years ago
The review, by The Denver Post found that the 15-member Board of
Visitors, charged with presiding over morale and discipline at
the academy, did not pursue reports of sexual assaults and asked
16 June 2003
Domestic violence in the military
* 75 to 84 percent of alleged offenders are honorably
* Less than 7 percent of spouse abuse cases are
adjudicated by court-marital. Undated
pervasive in Military
Many women tell me that sexual assault is considered a rite of
passage in the service, and they're treated like the black sheep
of the family when they ask for accountability."
200 new rape
claims by Kenyan women against British soldiers
The number of women who claim they were raped by British
soldiers in Kenya over the past 20 years has doubled to more
than 400, with lawyers investigating more than 200 new
allegations this week.
23 May 2003
in the military
The Air Force has acknowledged that at least 56 current and
former female cadets were sexually assaulted over the last
decade, and that many hesitated reporting the attacks for fear
it would compromise their military careers.
25 March 2003
the Air Force academy
The number of female Air Force Academy cadets who say they were
sexually assaulted and then reprimanded for reporting it has
increased to 12 ( . . .)
"whatever the number is, 25, 50, there are probably a hundred
more that we do not see,"
Air Force Secretary James Roche said
during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
22 February 2003