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…
Fighting an entrenched culture on sexual assault in the #military http://t.co/x5hsGLOLTN #passMJIA
RT @gregjacob01: Longtime ally and champion for @servicewomen issues @SenatorBoxer announces retirement in 2016. http://t.co/CTE57SgUpk
Changes in 2015 NDAA grant additional protections for victims and revamp admin & legal procedures #passMJIA http://t.co/pFUyAhgPmu
.@SenGillibrand gears up for another round: in talks with the Democratic and Republican senators #passMJIA http://t.co/4AhGbHJTwC
Veterans discharged after sexual trauma push for #VA health benefits http://t.co/2zzNr1HHGu #fixtheVA
.@SenGillibrand determined to force change in #military justice system, but it's an uphill battle http://t.co/c2zdx2WxT1
#USArmy New webpage allows vets with PTSD to apply for discharge upgrade http://t.co/kMXS9vFxPX
RT @AnuBhagwati: Grateful @washingtonpost covered the battle for VA sexual trauma benefits & @servicewomen / @VVAmerica's lawsuit: http://t…
Not every GI is a Joe! #VA works to help growing number of female #veterans http://t.co/CM37gtKkCF
The Mighty 25: Veterans Poised To Make A Difference In 2015 http://t.co/FAp5KDnIXU via @WeAreTheMighty
RT @Militarydotcom: Pentagon Could Make Combat Action Badge Retroactive to World War II: http://t.co/MLlqYNUMPL http://t.co/Y8IOnt2wKQ
Thank you so much to everyone who shared comments for the White House about what the President needs to know about military sexual assault.
Col. @MarthaMcSally prevails over Barber in recount http://t.co/mKdR3ZRdQN via @azcentral
From Deborah Sampson to Joni Ernst: Women veterans make their mark http://t.co/cZLKugeUCO
SWAN is looking for #interns in both our #NYC and #DC offices! See http://t.co/8HO7e6PJwe for more info!
Critics say progress on #military sex assaults is an illusion http://t.co/8Uvmtt0hMC
SWAN's @anubhagwati discusses #military sex offenders not on public registries on @mhpshow http://t.co/xIQ65HvYH0
RT @AnuBhagwati: Tune into @MHPshow tmrw morning to catch me and @greenblattmark talking sex offender registries and military sexual assaul…
We are getting incredible input from military sexual assault survivors on social media--please keep it up. #whitehousesilence
RT @starsandstripes: Report: 12 sailors implicated in submarine shower scandal http://t.co/SZRiszPmuC @USNavy
RT @AnuBhagwati: Dear military sexual assault survivors: if you had one question or comment for the @WhiteHouse, what would you say? @servi
RT @gregjacob01: .@servicewomen's comm director Barbara Brown has a nephew graduating from @USNavy boot camp today. Congrats to the new sai…
RT @jaylemeux: My article calling for an end to the ban on #transgender military service: http://t.co/thJAqOhxa0 #lgbt @servicewomen
Gillibrand's Military Sexual Assault Reform Bill Is Shot Down Again http://t.co/j7qxT5J8bC via @HuffPostPol
#Gillibrand's #Military Sexual Assault Reform Bill Is Shot Down Again http://t.co/j7qxT5J8bC via @HuffPostPol
RT @AnuBhagwati: Air Force Sec'y supports lifting the ban on transgender service: http://t.co/gLaGG52bGZ h/t @gregjacob01 @servicewomen @al
SWAN is looking for #interns in both our #NYC and #DC offices! See http://t.co/8HO7e6PJwe for more info!
Male #Military Sex Assault Survivors Slow to Report http://t.co/IxnGPfvfvO via @ABC
RT @SenGillibrand: Eye-opening read from @AnuBhagwati, Exec. Dir. of @Servicewomen & former @USMC Captain, on military sexual assault: http…
Report on Sexual Assault in the #Military Draws Criticism http://t.co/wA7Q9TG76Z
The Invisible President: How Obama's Ignored Military Sexual Assault #WhereAreYou @anubhagwati http://t.co/prADZ7YsVN
RT @gregjacob01: Update on new body armor for #WomenInCombat, a change championed by Rep Tsongas. http://t.co/wkbWAvUELy @nikiinthehouse @s
RT @gregjacob01: Women #Marines excel in experimental infantry task force. http://t.co/OOtwqobxtY #WomenInCombat @servicewomen
Retaliation still a major issue for troops who report sexual assault, study finds http://t.co/Ux1iEuGPoP
RT @AnuBhagwati: .@nytimes editorial board agrees that the latest Pentagon sexual assault report is bad news: http://t.co/8sZiQ2iEaJ @servi
The #Navy is investigating new sex assault report on board the #USSWyoming https://t.co/RnG5vhCwXi via @vicenews
#Military Sex Assault Survivors See Retaliation as Reports Rise http://t.co/fnOIVTWhgd
RT @patriciakime: New data show incidents of rape in military much higher than previously reported #military http://t.co/fvkAVMpU5a
RT @gregjacob01: "I think this report shows a failure in leadership." http://t.co/XS7EM7s3NG #passMJIA @servicewomen
RT @gregjacob01: #NDAA15 passes the House 300-119. Includes important @servicewomen-supported sexual assault reforms. Next stop: US Senate.…
The Glaring Problems in #DoD's Sex Assault Strategy http://t.co/rZzxTzqU1M
Reports of sexual assault climb, estimated number of attacks decline: “is nothing to cheer about,” says @anubhagwati http://t.co/hJamOvGcK7
Women in the elite forces: Cracking the camouflage ceiling. Or Not. http://t.co/8rZCVgzW1N
RT @WSJ: The US Navy revoked Bill Cosby's honorary title in wake of sexual assault allegations http://t.co/6cbI1hBzuR http://t.co/BRIxS5NE…
RT @AnuBhagwati: For #SWAN 's response to today's Pentagon sexual assault report, see here: http://t.co/TFhNLHEuQv @servicewomen
RT @gregjacob01: @AnuBhagwati @servicewomen Hagel is allowing the sex asslt presser to get hijacked. #MST survivors deserve better! #pass M…
RT @AnuBhagwati: NOW: Watch Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel LIVE re: sexual assault in the military. http://t.co/gmt4IwWOQS @servicewomen
"Clearly the president as Commander-in-Chief is the one who can provide that leadership," says SWAN's @gregjacob01 http://t.co/KIai8ePRvX
RT @AnuBhagwati: Wishing a happy birthday to @LoryManning1! Thank you for your years of devotion to helping women in the military. You rock…
Pentagon Survey: More sexual assault cases reported http://t.co/PWVZm3YXrd
.@RuthMore88 to work with #VA as it expands services to more victims of military sexual assault http://t.co/2d9qvMiIJx via @bangordailynews
RT @rhrealitycheck: Gillibrand: Obama Could Act in New Push for Military #SexualAssault Bill http://t.co/PQk01PM7vr #MJIA @servicewomen
Senators revive push to take chain of command out of sex assault cases #passMJIA http://t.co/GRKJWu63NG
RT @TIME: Army to recognize legal names of transgender veterans http://t.co/2gPJUN1qHe
RT @gregjacob01: #AshCarter gets nom as #SecDef. @servicewomen's priorities (mil sex asslt and #WomenInCombat) are on his to do list. http:…
RT @WashTimes: Gillibrand again pushes for reforming #military justice system - http://t.co/qvEwI1AyaQ @jacqklimas http://t.co/vceRpzvM0r
RT @AnuBhagwati: The politics on military sexual assault begins again w/gusto this week. Here's Sen McCaskill's latest: http://t.co/XEEv2tB…
RT @AnuBhagwati: Def Sec'y Hagel meeting with President and VP at 11:45 AM this morning to discuss the military's latest sexual assault rpt…
#VA expanding eligibility & access to mental health treatment at hospitals or clinics for sexual assault survivors http://t.co/zikCzErY21
Our #women #veterans deserve better: VA medical centers lack staff specializing in women’s health #fixtheVA http://t.co/Lb5OJrOmkR
The #Military’s Rough Justice on Sexual Assault http://t.co/ieOTs4ub5k #passMJIA
RT @jacqklimas: VA Secretary Bob tells @LeoShane he can fix the embattled department in months, not years. http://t.co/vwLZz8oyne
Meet the #female #Marines volunteers of Corps' integration test http://t.co/2753I1YRzd via @marinetimes
RT @TaskandPurpose: The executive director of @servicewomen is breaking down legal barriers for women in the military | http://t.co/gwpFUN7…
President Obama, Stand With Victims of Sexual Assault and Fix the Broken Military Justice System http://t.co/VZdpf85Usf via @HuffPostPol
Want to see to real changes in the lives of service women? Tell us what is important to you! https://t.co/6o2X6niAwR
Could #Obama choose a woman as next #Defense secretary? "This would be a huge step forward," says SWAN's @anubhagwati http://t.co/brGxg7m5v5
RT @AnuBhagwati: POTUS needs to consider welfare of service women in nominating a new SecDef. #CombatIntegration #MilitaryJustice @servicew
RT @starsandstripes: Pres. @BarackObama is currently speaking about #Hagel's resignation as Secretary of Defense. Visit http://t.co/pceJ0RA…
Test run suggests women can meet #Army #Ranger standards http://t.co/OAioNICMIZ via @usatoday
RT @gregjacob01: @TaskandPurpose A much needed step: Friday, @VFWHQ changed its charter to include women http://t.co/Uz147tkSWb @servicewom
RT @gregjacob01: Not your typical #internship: Fast-paced cutting edge work driving change for @servicewomen and women #veterans: http://t.…
SWAN is looking for #interns in our #DC office - see http://t.co/pQhy9d9Vkp for more information!
Final barriers to #women joining #combat units will fall over the next 12 months http://t.co/jigXA12WwU
Congresswoman @RepCorrineBrown Elected Ranking Member on House Committee of Veterans' Affairs http://t.co/y6uptPcXv1
SWAN is looking for a Policy & Legislative #intern in our #DC office! Find more information here: http://t.co/8HO7e6PJwe
#AirForce working on plans to allow #women to compete for last 7 male-only jobs in the service #combatintegration http://t.co/r2dSewT9vp
#Hagel Visits Female #Marines Training for Combat Roles http://t.co/f0UVFCLcXV via @Militarydotcom

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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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.

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