Monday, April 20, 2009

New book: Women at war face sexual violence

Helen Benedict is a professor in journalism at Columbia University.

From BBC News:

In her new book, The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq, Helen Benedict examines the experience of female soldiers serving in the US military in Iraq and elsewhere.

Here, in an article adapted from her book, she outlines the threat of sexual violence that women face from their fellow soldiers while on the frontline, and provides testimony from three of the women she interviewed for her book. Read more.

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