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Military families push the Army to ‘normalize parenthood’
A new directive addresses fertility treatment, pregnancy and postpartum recovery – issues that have long affected soldiers’ careers, marriages and home life.
How Vanessa Guillén’s murder two years ago changed the military justice system
“We don’t want to ever see something like what happened with my sister happen to any other victims,” Mayra Guillén told The 19th. A new bill aims to change how sexual harassment complaints are investigated in the military.
Military sexual assault survivors and advocates demand accountability in a ‘world of predators’
Service members who report an attack have to navigate a system that does not necessarily protect them. A group of lawyers, advocates and survivors is joining the fight to change that policy.
‘They just gave up’: More than two-thirds of the military community report challenges to building a family
The largest annual military lifestyle survey found that the majority of respondents experienced challenges to having children — with women and LGBTQ+ service members disproportionately impacted.
Congress had the votes to overhaul how the military handles serious crimes. Why didn’t it?
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says that despite rare bipartisan backing, ‘four men, in a closed room’ blocked long-sought changes to how the military handles sexual assault and other major justice issues.
Congress votes to eliminate ‘pink tax’ on military uniforms
The $770 billion National Defense Authorization Act includes changes to out-of-pocket uniform costs and the reporting of sexual assault cases
The 19th Explains: Could women qualify for the draft someday? Here’s what you need to know.
The military has not issued a draft since 1973. Still, the country remains divided on who should be eligible if it is needed.
‘Our job is not done’: How women veterans in Congress continue to help Afghan refugees
These policymakers are pressing the Biden administration to protect Afghan refugees, specifically women and children.
Women in the military pay more to keep their uniforms up to date. Two senators aim to change that.
The military does not provide allowances to replace some required pieces for women, such as dress pumps, hand bags and swimsuits, according to a recent government report.
‘I wish more Americans could see’: How two women senators secured bipartisan support for a military sexual assault bill
The senators have a bipartisan measure to put independent prosecutors, not military commanders, in charge of serious crimes.