It's Time to Protect Those Who Protect Us
Sexual Assault and Harassment In the Military
Sexual assault and harassment in the military is systemic and pervasive. With nearly 1.3 million active-duty service members, the Department of Defense (DOD) is the nation’s largest employer. Instead of setting the gold standard for workplace culture, the DOD operates under an extreme set of laws and cultural expectations that has allowed abuse, mistreatment and discrimination to go unchecked. The ongoing and widespread problems of sexual assault and harassment are a scourge that put service members at risk of physical danger and, in some cases, death. Shrouded from public view and guarded by arcane policies and cultural norms, safety, dignity and equity are out of reach for most who have experienced sexual violence.
This is an issue for all of us. Our service members work to keep all of us safe, and are in their workplace 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days every year. Sexual assault and harassment in the military is the very definition of workplace harassment. If you’re committed to ending sexual harassment in workplace, ending it in the military is critical.
REAL REFORM IS
JOIN US to amplify this powerful movement toward structural and policy reform and real justice for survivors by:
- Following TIME’S UP on Twitter (@TIMESUPNOW) for updates related to the Independent Review Commission on Sexual Assault in the Military recommendations; S.1520 – Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act of 2021; and other policies that address #ServiceMemberSafety and the prevention of sexual harassment and assault in the military.
- Getting involved at https://timesupnow.org/ to stand with all service members who have endured sexual violence.
- Calling on the Biden-Harris Administration, Congress, and Department of Defense to take immediate action to support #ServiceMemberSafe
TIME'S UP's Sexual Assault and Harassment In The Military Issue Brief
Letter In Support of Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Legislation
TIME'S UP Commends The Independent Review Commission on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment
Enough Is Enough. TIME'S UP's Take On Sexual Harassment & Assault in the Military