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Abstract

For decades the Army has been plagued by scandals involving soldiers assaulting soldiers and horrible violence that has left many broken or dead. Gender violence is a topic that is often not discussed enough among the general public and military personnel. Despite having the Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention or SHARP program in effect since 2008 as well as revising several policies to help to address the issue of gender violence, it remains at an all time high. But why, despite all of the training that the soldiers and leadership receive is this still an issue within the ranks. Taking a look at the stigma, policies, and roles the leadership plays in addressing gender violence, we can begin to understand how to address it among the ranks and how future leaders can tackle the problem as well as medical professionals working with soldiers.

Start Date

12-4-2022 12:00 PM

End Date

12-4-2022 12:50 PM

Faculty Advisor

Jennifer Becker

Department

Department of Social Work

Student Type

Undergraduate Student

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This entry was part of the following session:

  • Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022
  • Time: 12:00 to 12:50 p.m.
  • Moderator: Sheila Benson

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Behind Closed Doors: A Look Into Gender Violence in the Military

For decades the Army has been plagued by scandals involving soldiers assaulting soldiers and horrible violence that has left many broken or dead. Gender violence is a topic that is often not discussed enough among the general public and military personnel. Despite having the Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention or SHARP program in effect since 2008 as well as revising several policies to help to address the issue of gender violence, it remains at an all time high. But why, despite all of the training that the soldiers and leadership receive is this still an issue within the ranks. Taking a look at the stigma, policies, and roles the leadership plays in addressing gender violence, we can begin to understand how to address it among the ranks and how future leaders can tackle the problem as well as medical professionals working with soldiers.