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Goal: 20,000 Progress: 3,601
Sponsored by: The Veterans Site

With the amount of sacrifice and dedication America's veterans commit to their country, one might think they receive exemplary treatment in all of their dealings when they come home. Yet, the instance of sexual abuse facing female veterans at VA facilities is on the rise. Hundreds of women have reported occurrences of sexual assault during visits at VA facilities. These allegations cover everything from forced medical examinations to rape.

Worse than anything, most of these incidents were never recorded or reported to the proper authorities. Currently, there are no policies by which the VA tackles alleged occurrences of sexual abuse, and this has allowed several hundreds of these cases to remain uninvestigated and unjustified.

Women should never have to face sexual abuse when when receiving care — especially those who have dutifully served their country. Tell the VA it needs to redesign its policies to support sexual abuse victims!

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Dear Mr. Secretary,

Unspeakable crimes committed at VA facilities remain unreported and unjustified — many female veterans who go into the VA for medical or other care have reported experiencing everything from forced medical examinations to rape. I am calling on you to see that these terrible crimes no longer have a place in the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Our veterans have given of themselves to their country in times of uncertainty, danger, and civil unrest. They shouldn't be met with the same circumstances when they return home. Female veterans should expect to receive the proper care they need from the VA without being frightened for their own well being.

Part of the problem is the VA doesn't have any formal system to track and prevent sexual abuse, so many cases continue to be unreported and mishandled. The VA also has a severe lack in security measures to keep patients safe.

Please do all that you can to investigate open cases and to implement stricter sexual assault measures so our female veterans can receive the care they need — without the treatment they don't.


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May 7, 2017 Maria Mendez Diaz I am outraged that our women in uniform are being abused and it has to stop!

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