German military sexual abuse


This video from the USA says about itself:

Survivors Share Sexual Assault Experiences in the Military

13 March 2013

Women in combat zones are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by the enemy. Of nearly 4,000 reports of sexual assault in the military last year, only 191 defendants were convicted. Judy Woodruff reports on testimony from male and female sexual assault victims about attacks they suffered while in the military.

In the German armed forces, not only racism, eg, against African Americans; and sexual abuse of male soldiers; but sexual abuse of female soldiers as well.

From The News in Pakistan:

One in two German female soldiers report sexual abuse

Saturday, January 25, 2014

BERLIN: One in two female soldiers in the German military says she has encountered some kind of sexual abuse at least once while in the armed forces, an internal study published on Friday found.

The report, released by the Bundeswehr’s Centre of Military History and Social Studies in the eastern city of Potsdam, prompted new Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen to call for new measures to address problems faced by women in uniform.

Fifty-five per cent of women in the Bundeswehr reported some kind of sexual mistreatment on the job, with 47 per cent citing verbal abuse, 25 per cent saying they had been confronted with pornographic images and 24 per cent telling researchers they had experienced “unwanted sexually motivated physical contact”.

Three per cent said they had suffered sexual assault. Von der Leyen, Germany’s first female defence chief, said the poll conducted in 2011 among 3,058 women showed the military must change the way it deals with its female soldiers, who make up 10.1 per cent of the armed forces. …

However a parallel poll of 1,771 male soldiers showed growing resentment of gender diversity. More than 56 per cent said women made the military worse, up from around 52 per cent in 2005.

Twelve per cent of the male soldiers reported experiencing sexual harassment. Earlier this month, von der Leyen said she would make creating a more family-friendly army a priority during her term by allowing soldiers to work part-time and extending childcare.

US President Barack Obama in December gave the Pentagon a year to confront a scourge of sexual assaults that have sparked calls for commanders to lose the power to adjudicate such crimes.

The US military in August launched a raft of measures to combat sexual assaults, but their action did not appease some lawmakers who want much stronger steps to deal with hundreds of alleged offences from harassment to rape.

Sexual abuse cases in the military are on the rise, according to a Pentagon report, rising to 3,374 in 2012, a six per cent increase from the previous year.

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