Sexual Assault in America’s Military
A Photo series by Mary F. Calvert
Women who join the US Armed Forces are being raped and sexually assaulted by their colleagues in record numbers. An estimated 26,000 rapes and sexual assaults took place in the armed forces last year; only one in seven victims reported their attacks, and just one in ten of those cases went to trial. Most military rape survivors are forced out of service and many are even compelled to continue working for their rapists.