She Who Has Borne the Battle

by
Abby Zimet

Sgt. Theresa Lynn Flannery during an attack in April 2004 near Najaf, Iraq

Iraq
and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) has released a report,
"Women Warriors: Supporting She 'Who Has Borne the
Battle,'" on the horrific and largely overlooked problems facing women
veterans, who make up over 11% of those serving in America's wars.
Among the findings:
last year's 3,000 reports of sexual assault, widely viewed as a
fraction of the true number; divorce rates triple that of male
soldiers; inadequate health care; and rising homelessness. The report
is the cornerstone of the IAVA's first annual Week of the Woman
Warrior. To help go here 

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