Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Sexual violence and armed forces

Al Jazeera has this op-ed by a former Pakistan Air Force officer on sexual violence in militaries around the globe. Quratulain Fatima concludes:
To truly address sexual violence within the military, comprehensive changes must be implemented. These include: adapting practices to combat sexual harassment while keeping victims safe; developing action plans to prevent sexual harassment; training troops to report sexual harassment both as victims and as witnesses; creating safe and private channels of reporting sex crimes without fear of retaliation; amending military laws in countries that don't already classify sexual harassment as a specific crime to make it one; publicising the sexual harassment data and actions taken on them; and making provisions for victims to take sexual harassment cases to civil courts.

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