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Sexual Assault Survivor: Sam’s Story

Air Force Staff Sgt. Samantha Hawkins is a sexual assault survivor. She has spoken about her experience at numerous briefings and conferences and she has even written a book. She also works to educate fellow service members about dealing with and helping to prevent sexual assault. This is Sam’s story. Watch

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Sexual Assaults Down Across Army, SHARP Program Director Says

Results of the 2016 Workplace and Gender Relations Survey of Active Duty Members point to an estimated decrease of 2,100 sexual assaults in the Army, as compared to the results of the same survey done in 2014. Story

DoD Launches Online Program to Help Military Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Assault

The Defense Department launched an online and mobile educational program to help individuals begin to recover, heal and build resiliency after a sexual assault. Story

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Secretary: Prevention Efforts Must Continue

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