Sexual Violence is not a gender issue, it's an abuse of power.

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Change is possible by addressing these three topics in regards to Military Sexual Trauma (MST)​

LEGISLATION
#MetooMilitary is committed to researching, understanding and supporting changes in legislation which would provide better support for survivors of MST to include; reporting, protection against retaliation for reporting, access to mental health care, VA benefits and legal assistance. 
LEGAL ASSISTANCE
Protect Our Defenders offers legal and other assistance for rape and sexual assault survivors at no cost. 

National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) also offers legal services for survivors of MST provided to veterans free of charge.

MENTAL HEALTH
​At the VA, Veterans can receive free, confidential treatment for mental and physical health conditions related to MST. You may be able to receive this MST-related care even if you are not eligible for other VA services. To receive these services, you do not need a VA service-connected disability rating, to have reported the incident when it happened, or have other documentation that it occurred.
WHAT IS MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA (MST)? 
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs website, 
"Military sexual trauma (MST) is the term that the Department of Veterans Affairs uses to refer to sexual assault or repeated, threatening sexual harassment that occurred while the Veteran was in the military. It includes any sexual activity in which one is involved against one’s will – he or she may have been pressured into sexual activities (for example, with threats of negative consequences for refusing to be sexually cooperative or with implied faster promotions or better treatment in exchange for sex), may have been unable to consent to sexual activities (for example, when intoxicated), or may have been physically forced into sexual activities. Other experiences that fall into the category of MST include unwanted sexual touching or grabbing; threatening, offensive remarks about a person’s body or sexual activities; and/or threatening or unwelcome sexual advances." 

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Both women and men can experience MST during their service.

ABOUT US

The #MetooMilitary movement aims to unite survivors and supporters to put an end to sexual violence in our military. We seek to change legislation regarding the military's handling of sexual assault cases and support for survivors. We also exist to connect survivors with resources for legal assistance and mental health care specific for MST. 
 

We'd like to ask you to help us raise awareness in 2019 of the #MetooMilitary movement by posting your support on social media. Click the link below to learn more about how you can be a part of the social media campaign to end sexual violence in our military. 
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Sexual violence in the military has been a problem for decades stretching across all branches of military service. This is not an issue that is gender specific and it has become an epidemic in the United States Military. Changes in legislation are still needed to protect service members. Now more than ever survivors of MST need your support for better access to receive legal assistance and mental health care.    

We are a group of Military Sexual Trauma (MST) Survivors and supporters who came together to organize and unite veterans and service members from all branches of the armed forces in the fight to end sexual violence in the military. 

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