RT @RepPoliquin: Honored to serve on behalf of constituents like @ruthmoore88 who never give up their fight in pursuit of justice - http://…
RT @ruthmoore88: #RUTHMOOREACT #INTERNITY We are pleased our legislators care about our MSTvets. Create lifelong change via RMA2015. http…
RT @chelliepingree: Keeping up the fight for #veterans who are survivors of sexual assault. @servicewomen @ruthmoore88 #mepolitics http://t…
Listen to Sgt. Kelly Brown via @nprnews: Female #Marines Make Adjustments To Advance In #Combat Training http://t.co/fNMXU8FRZz
RT @SusanAvilaSmith: In first floor speech, Ernst urges help for vets http://t.co/y5UOP9DakY
Via @nprnews: A Visit To A #Marine Base As Marines Test Whether #Women Can Serve In Ground #Combat http://t.co/1qyG2xBt8A
RT @CIIWG: Save the date! 27 APR "Women in Combat: Where They Stand" #womenincombat @CIIWG @WIIS_Global @servicewomen http://t.co/konHcSKMrQ
SC #Army Guard's 1st female general: Women going far, "something that is enduring & will keep progressing" http://t.co/unxewcQQNK
#Army female trailblazers applaud expanding role of #women http://t.co/mYsaOC07c6
#Military sexual assault services may neglect men: #GAO report http://t.co/eoZcXzDXQ8 via @washtimes
#DoD slow in addressing sexual assault of men, doesn’t have clear plan for responding specifically to attacks on men http://t.co/LY6Rh4TgwX
Wounded Warrior Project @wwpinc Presents 2015 Policy Priorities to #Senate, House #VeteransAffairs Committees http://t.co/Yp30N6GKFQ
Listen viia @nprnews: As Women Try Out For Armor Units, 'If You Can Hack It, You Can Hack It' http://t.co/IqO6uYjZUp
#Army Picks Female Intel Soldier for USAREUR's Top Enlisted Slot http://t.co/Fp7HsRz6Ot via @Militarydotcom
#Pentagon says all Services on track to open all #military jobs to women http://t.co/XRxJLof16G #womenincombat
RT @VAVetBenefits: Meet the Director of VA’s Center for #WomenVets @ElisaBasnight http://t.co/AKL4aDplBs
Want to get involved with SWAN? Apply for the Women Veterans Fellowship in Leadership and Public Policy! http://t.co/8dASVKpycR
Research calls for new policies to support women #veterans #healthcare needs #battleforbenefits http://t.co/7UUDEBmp6f via @medical_xpress
Listen via @nprnews: In Intense Desert Training, Dozens Of Women Fight For Place On Front Lines #womenincombat http://t.co/Fi3qhqEzus
Watch: #60Minutes on Woman and Combat: Cracking the last all-male bastion in US #military? http://t.co/9fwXmY1Wua
Trailblazer Allison Hickey faces her toughest battle: #VeteransAffairs http://t.co/9QvAIhSGfc
Rep. Costello requests inspector general review of #VA health services for #womenveterans #battleforbenefits http://t.co/T1YCqDwWm8
.@SenatorShaheen seeks extension of #VA benefits to same-sex couples http://t.co/oXXhDgSBzw via @washblade
#Army Researchers Testing Strength to Better Match Soldiers to Jobs http://t.co/Ni187h1k0i via @Militarydotcom
Legal services org looking to speak confidentially to women who unsuccessfully applied to USMA. Contact: militaryacademies@mailman.yale.edu
Testing male, female combat strength: Exactly how strong does an infantryman, or woman, need to be? http://t.co/gvl9bhV85E
#AirForce push to retain more women & minorities, initiatives include more waivers to ppl who don’t meet height reqs http://t.co/LK5vqVGnbQ
.@SenGillibrand: Taking On #MilitarySexualAssault, One Bill at a Time http://t.co/YNAZ5oAsTQ
Reporting sexual abuse in the military is "inherently unfair." Here's why. http://t.co/g4g6uTfkZa via @motherjones
4,100 jobs opening to women in special ops units: dismantling, in phases, policies that have barred #womenincombat http://t.co/kcTPrPw2zm
The Argument For #WomenInCombat Should Be About Mission Effectiveness via @TaskandPurpose http://t.co/SjbdT4Pzmd
#Pentagon push for equality gets murky: "this academy stuff is still shrouded in mystery" says SWAN's @gregjacob01 http://t.co/Z6dG9u05tP
Leadership Lessons From One Of The First Female Fighter Pilots #womenincombat http://t.co/7BK6Y765ph
RT @PARC_Team: We Must Close the Military Sex-Offender Loophole @servicewomen @OutServeSLDN @MilitaryRape @SenGilibrand @SurvJustice http:/…
Listen from NPR: #Apache Helicopter Pilot To Join Other Women At #Army Ranger School #womenincombat http://t.co/BNRpUqeqLS
Read our recent legislative updates: http://t.co/N7LXSHZul9
White House open to lifting transgender ban http://t.co/i4bIsceUwF via @POLITICO
4 female Marines test combat standards http://t.co/rrCi6DvTvC via @utsandiego
Former SEAL Robert O’Neill answered “absolutely” when asked whether women can meet demands of warriors #womenincombat http://t.co/QNRVA99Arj
Defense Secretary Carter: #Transgender People Shouldn't Be Denied #Military Service http://t.co/USxEiqGhbo
RT @gregjacob01: I'll be in NYC tomorrow at the @NYCBarAssnNews w/some other great folks talking military sexual assault @servicewomen http…
RT @TaskandPurpose: Several servicewomen share their advice and experiences from their time in the military. http://t.co/Yi7Shfzmrd
RT @nytpolitics: Military veterans in Congress like Tulsi Gabbard bring rare perspective to war debate http://t.co/yMoMwJmDC2 http://t.co/5…
‘Alcohol Is A Weapon’ — Inside The Military’s New Tactic To Combat Sexual Assault via @TaskandPurpose http://t.co/2kV6VTZDAE
Lawmakers press #AshCarter to address sexual assault in the #military #passMJIA http://t.co/q3SqcGoOfI
Chronology: Women's long history in the #military #womenincombat http://t.co/dlhyBSHzIj
Jimmy Carter: Women's rights the fight of my life, going to be the highest priority http://t.co/mB46xLHMF4
Hummel selected by Gov Walker to be Alaska’s adjutant general & commissioner of the Dept of Military and Vets Affairs http://t.co/P87vgkQzue
@military_family thank you for the love!
More work to do at the #Military Service Academies: http://t.co/CzRdPipJwb
#VA reaches out to MST survivors via #Facebook http://t.co/VRrDxDQAMk
RT @mollymotoole: .@RepMikeTurner @nikiinthehouse & 51 others urge "Secretary Carter" to focus on mil sex assaults (not confirmed yet) http…
Sexual assault reports up @ Naval Academy: "doesn't reflect very well on climate & culture" says SWAN's @gregjacob1 http://t.co/9LofRJxk6c
RT @gregjacob01: .@servicewomen supported bill by Sen @PattyMurray would expand fertility services for injured troops and women vets. http:…
SWAN responds to #DoD Sexual Assault report, Service Academies hostile climate, improvements inconsistent: http://t.co/8bBQxncuwK
#Pentagon Report: Fewer Reported Sex Assaults at #Military Academies http://t.co/EFzoOjbiwO
#Military lawyers lose the 'good soldier' defense; #Congress restricted using military character evidence http://t.co/VLSnwII2Ar
The bill would open doors for #servicewomen to gain the best healthcare available, said SWANs interim CEO Erica Hunt http://t.co/y5lK83kQQi
Congress Pushes to Improve Female Troops' Access to Birth Control http://t.co/4xFADvqVfm
Blowing down barriers: Female first sergeant takes charge of combat engineer company #womenincombat http://t.co/g62cgVRINa
In a historic first, five women qualify for #Army Ranger School #womenincombat http://t.co/KYxNU3pQ7i
#Dem bill would give troops access to birth control and counseling with no health insurance copay http://t.co/ewJmi9iOtH
RT @gregjacob01: .@servicewomen supported #military reproductive health bill introduced in House and Senate. http://t.co/ZIt2CH7qGb
SWAN & @ACLU sue over release of military school admissions, claim women discriminated http://t.co/A6mAcrJIZl
WATCH: #AshCarter addresses #military sexual assault, retaliation http://t.co/GKu8ST4SkX via @PostTV
.@SenGillibrand: "the military is still failing to live up to their 'zero-tolerance' policy" #AshCarter #passMJIA
RT @cspan: .@sengillibrand questions Defense Secretary Nominee Carton on Sexual Assaults in the Military http://t.co/O3vk5ffSRu http://t.co…
RT @gregjacob01: .@servicewomen's policy priorities being discussed during the #SecDef confirmation. Now #AshCarter must take the lead http…
RT @nikiinthehouse: My joint bipartisan statement w @RepMikeTurner @louiseslaughter urging Sen & Ash Carter to prioritize #MST prevention h…
#Military assault oversight sought; pushing the #DoD to add military sex offenders to registries http://t.co/8DslxdTogS
Here's why there isn't a single woman on this #military 'modernization' panel http://t.co/JKIPwfvsvU
RT @ArielaMigdal: Service Women's Action Network v. Department of Defense -- https://t.co/AOZWaeKQSA @aclu We filed this case today with @…
"Underrepresentation of women at service academies contrasts w/ wide range of opportunities for womens leadership" http://t.co/5mwNTNpPMJ
RT @gregjacob01: Today, @servicewomen and the @ACLU sued the DOD for info on women's admission rates and policies at the mil academies http…
@ACLU & SWAN sue Defense Department for Naval Academy records on female midshipmen http://t.co/eRRDaTV1HV
Alcohol redefined as 'weapon' in sexual assault cases by prosecutors, #military officials http://t.co/SX73QM1BSI via @po_st
We seek a highly skilled, dynamic executive director to shepherd SWAN to the next level of its important work: http://t.co/t6ATHXZt9D
RT @TSNE: New Executive Search: Executive Director, Service Women's Action Network @servicewomen http://t.co/hQxha3q2lk #military #veterans
#Military Sexual Assault Survivors Must Fight for Disability Benefits #passMJIA #fixtheVA http://t.co/hQ2ulQMsks via @rhrealitycheck
Veterans advocates: Stop the #VA 'hamster wheel' disability appeals process #fixtheVA http://t.co/GdYeX67wQn
#Vet suicide prevention bill, #ClayHunt SAV Act, moves forward in Senate http://t.co/YPul1no2yS
RT @HuffPostPol: Transgender, bisexual individuals recognized for the first time ever in a State of the Union speech http://t.co/GjdunMHZnK
POTUS: "If you want the job done right, hire a #veteran" #SOTU
RT @sandrapark: The #SOTU for military women made great strides due to @AnuBhagwati @servicewomen - TY for leadership and friendship! http:…
Watch now: POTUS #SOTU address → http://t.co/0oeKkaGZAP
SWAN's dedicated founder @AnuBhagwati bids farewell: http://t.co/bceUOBm2P9
#Hagel urges that sexual assault cases stay within the #military command structure http://t.co/8crPSK4iaT via @WSJ
#Hagel Criticizes #Military’s Culture Of Retaliating Against People Who Report Sexual Assault http://t.co/he66BiEWLh
"The school is what qualifies you..no excuse why the Army should keep those jobs closed to women" says @gregjacob01 http://t.co/xCNYUTGw2Z
How #military sex offenders fly under the radar after returning to civilian life http://t.co/XPwC4aaQga via @NewsHour
Women in Ranger course: "crucial for gender integration, including in infantry & elite units" says SWANs @gregjacob01 http://t.co/6mv68OwGCN
Philly #VA program rewards employees with cash, food for deciding cases quickly http://t.co/HtoIBJlHwY
Why More #Women Need To Share Their #Military Experiences via @TaskandPurpose http://t.co/i7jqQBi1iy
RT @AnuBhagwati: Please remember if you need to speak to someone about the loss of another veteran, call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-…
RT @AnuBhagwati: Terry Young attended the 2013 SWAN Summit on Military Sexual Violence. Please keep Terry and her loved ones in your hearts…
RT @AnuBhagwati: Sending my deepest sympathy and condolences to family and friends of veteran Terry Young, whom we recently lost to suicide…
RT @ATRWibben: Human Rights Watch (@HRW) wants to speak to #military #sexualassault victims who faced reprisals (h/t @servicewomen) http://…
RT @AnuBhagwati: Check out Connecticut Veterans Legal Center's new Howard R. Udell Fellowship in Veterans’ Justice: https://t.co/GzRO9j38vf…

MSNBC Asks Sen. Gillibrand and SWAN to Weigh in on MJIA

On November 20, All In with Chris Hayes asked Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and SWAN’s Anu Bhagwati about the status and steps forward for the Military Justice Improvement Act. To watch, click on the photo.

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SWAN Supports Senator Kristen Gillibrand's Justice Improvement Act

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SWAN Talks to FOX News’ Lou Dobbs About Military Sexual Assault

On May 17, SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati responded to questions from Lou Dobbs on the events behind Defense Secretary Hagel’s order to review military sexual assault prevention measures. To watch this interview, click on the photo.

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Does Rise in Military Sexual Assault Reporting Signal Progress in the Crisis?

SWAN’s Anu Bhagwati sits down with Gwen Ifill on PBS Newshour, with retired Lt. Col. Geoffrey Corn, a former Army lawyer to discuss the rise in reporting. To watch the interview, click on the photo.

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MSNBC Asks Women Veterans About MJIA

On November 20, Chris Jansing asks SWAN Military Advisory Council member Capt. Lory Manning (Ret.) and SWAN intensive media training graduate Sarah Plummer to discuss the need for Senator Gillibrand’s Military Justice Improvement Act. To watch, click on the image.

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SWAN Briefs Hill Staffers on Combat Integration

On January 29, 2014, SWAN’s Greg Jacob joined Senator Gillibrand, the National Women’s Law Center, the American Civil Liberties Union and Women in International Security for a Hill briefing. To read more, click on the image.

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SWAN Testifies Before the Senate Armed Services Committee

On June 4, SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati testified in a historic hearing on the
military sexual assault crisis. To see C-SPAN’s full coverage of SWAN’s testimony, click on the image.

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SWAN Report Describes VA Discrimination Against Military Sexual Trauma-Related PTSD Claimants

On November 7, SWAN and the ACLU released a paper prepared by the Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School entitled “Battle for Benefits: VA Discrimination Against Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma.” To read the report, click on the photo.

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SWAN Talks Single Physical Fitness Standards with FOX & Friends

On January 4, SWAN’s Anu Bhagwati joined FOX & Friends to discuss the Marine Corps’ decision to delay pull-up requirements for women. To watch, click on the image.

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SWAN Files Amended Complaint in Combat Exclusion Lawsuit

SWAN and four service women are plaintiffs in the recently amended Hegar v. Hagel, a groundbreaking ACLU lawsuit challenging conditions in the service following the DOD’s January 2013 lifting of the Combat Exclusion Policy. To read more about the lawsuit, click on the photo.

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Truth and Justice Summit 2013

Service Women’s Action Network held Truth and Justice: The 2013 Summit on Military Sexual Violence April 17-18. For information on this event, in its second year, click on the photo.

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SWAN Takes on the Pull-Ups Controversy on Anderson Cooper 360

On January 3, SWAN’s Greg Jacob drilled down on the specifics of Marine Corps physical fitness standards with former Marine Corps captain Vernice Armour. To watch, click on the image.

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What We Do

SWAN’s mission is to transform military culture by securing equal opportunity and freedom to serve without discrimination, harassment or assault; and to reform veterans’ services to ensure high quality health care and benefits for women veterans and their families.

How We Do It

SWAN strives to aid service women through policy reform, media advocacy, litigation, and community organizing.

Why We Do It

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Women in Combat

SWAN believes that the most effective military is one where women are integrated into all sectors.

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 Military Sexual Violence

SWAN believes that our troops deserve to serve without fear of rape, sexual harassment or sexual assault, and without fear of retaliation for reporting.

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Reproductive Health Care

SWAN believes that providing service women with the best health care available is critical to the military’s mission success.

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SWAN believes that the VA must ensure women receive complete quality health care and maintain a disability and pension system that is fair and serves the needs of veterans.

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