SWAN’s Impact

Advocacy

SWAN advocates for all military women, in order to increase their visibility and access to equal protection, opportunities and benefits. Our public education campaign presents the human rights obstacles and realities that military women experience to both national and local audiences, and across a variety of media outlets. Read more…

Policy

While Congress has made some strides in their attention to and effort towards including the needs of military women and veterans in policymaking, gender-specific concerns are more often than not invisible and ignored in the policymaking process. SWAN works to educate policymakers at the local, state, and federal level about the needs of military women and ensure that legislation that would adequately address their needs is supported. Read more…

Litigation

SWAN partners with other organizations and law firms to pursue changes in policies and institutions through the courts.

Direct Services

SWAN offers a helpline for servicewomen, women veterans, and their families, as well as any servicemember or veteran who has experienced Military Sexual Trauma. The helpline is staffed by a woman veteran caseworker who will listen to you and, if necessary, will work in consultation with an experienced group of veterans, health providers, and attorneys to determine how we can best assist and help you. Read more…

Community

SWAN community programs empower women veterans by helping them heal from military-related trauma. SWAN provides a variety of outlets for women veterans to experience creative and personal growth by learning new activities and acquiring new skills. SWAN provides committed veterans with additional training, thereby fostering the leadership of women veterans in communities nationwide. Programs are designed and, when possible, led by women veterans.