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Sexual assault in the military: Can special counsels for victims help?

Sexual assault in the military: Can special counsels for victims help?

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Graphic by: Rich Clabaugh/The Christian Science Monitor
Global Gender Gap: This week the Pentagon announced American women will be allowed in combat, and in India, court proceedings began for the five men charged in the controversial Delhi gang rape case.
The Monitor examines how views about women are changing around the world.
Beyond rape trial, a bigger question about women’s status in India
Women allowed in combat: Will that mean it’s less safe for men?
Women and language: When young women find their ‘creaky’ voice

Graphic by: Rich Clabaugh/The Christian Science Monitor

Global Gender Gap: This week the Pentagon announced American women will be allowed in combat, and in India, court proceedings began for the five men charged in the controversial Delhi gang rape case.

The Monitor examines how views about women are changing around the world.

Beyond rape trial, a bigger question about women’s status in India

Women allowed in combat: Will that mean it’s less safe for men?

Women and language: When young women find their ‘creaky’ voice

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Women in combat: De facto warriors in Afghanistan and Iraq, women are now closer than ever to the “profession of combat arms.” The US military is opening jobs to them closer to the battlefield, and they are pushing to abolish job limits through legal battles.
READ: Women in combat: US military on verge of making it official
PHOTO: Col. Jeannie Leavitt, Commander of the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, N.C. is the first female jet fighter pilot in US history and first woman to command a fighter wing squadron. Military women largely have been unable to serve in such high commands because, barred from combat, they have been unable to get the experience they need to advance. (James Robinson/Special to the Christian Science Monitor)

Women in combat: De facto warriors in Afghanistan and Iraq, women are now closer than ever to the “profession of combat arms.” The US military is opening jobs to them closer to the battlefield, and they are pushing to abolish job limits through legal battles.

READ: Women in combat: US military on verge of making it official

PHOTO: Col. Jeannie Leavitt, Commander of the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, N.C. is the first female jet fighter pilot in US history and first woman to command a fighter wing squadron. Military women largely have been unable to serve in such high commands because, barred from combat, they have been unable to get the experience they need to advance. (James Robinson/Special to the Christian Science Monitor)