Veteran Sisters is committed to advocacy. We want to use our platform to raise awareness of MST and effect real change. We are working to #StopMST before it starts by engaging with lawmakers to ensure service members who commit sexual violence and sexual assault are held accountable consistently.
Promoting awareness for MST, its unique sensitivities and triggers, is a mission dear to our hearts. We are happy to report that our advocacy is creating real change for our members. In the last year, through our advocacy and education, the San Diego County Probation made a small procedure change that improved accountability, thereby reducing instances of Veterans being needlessly triggered. Another small change implemented as a result of our advocacy was took place at a homeless transitional housing program in Oceanside, Calif. where they now require night checks to be conducted by two staff members, improving security for both the residents and the staff.
Another goal of our advocacy volunteers is to ensure proper investigations of sexual violence, assault and rape. Unfortunately, most sexual assault cases are never prosecuted, in or out of the military.
We have helped Active-Duty and Veterans members report their assaults to authorities, attend medical examinations and court hearings, helping them advocate for themselves and justice.
A primary focus of Veteran Sisters’ advocacy is working to improve investigation rates of sexual assault in the military and for consistent, action-deterring military punishments to be imposed on those found guilty. Holding perpetrators of sexual violence and sexual assault accountable is the only way to stamp out its existence.
To support and advocate for the unique needs of Women Veterans and all Military Sexual Trauma (MST) survivors.
To create a community where we come together to foster hope, help and healing for survivors of Military Sexual Trauma.
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