Category Archives: Women

Women veterans, students would see expanded services and benefits under new law

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After a lengthy wait, President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law a sweeping veterans policy measure that includes new protections for women veterans, student veterans and individuals struggling with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The measure was approved by Congress in mid-December but, due to the size of the bill, wasn’t delivered to the White […]

Women less likely to receive retention pay at NSA

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Female employees at the National Security Agency were less likely to receive individual retention incentives than their male colleagues during a 2019 audit, according to an Oct. 28 report issued by the agency’s inspector general. NSA is authorized to offer certain employees additional compensation if managers believe that those employees perform unique, critical functions for […]

Women’s Army Corps member who refused to give up bus seat in 1952 honored with plaza, murals

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ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. — A North Carolina woman whose refusal to go to the back of a bus in 1952 led to a lawsuit that sparked a change in law is being honored with a special day. Sarah Keys Evans was being honored by the city of Roanoke Rapids on Saturday with a plaza bearing […]

House women veterans caucus wants action on Vanessa Guillen murder, sexual misconduct reforms

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The House women veterans caucus is demanding congressional hearings into the killing of Fort Hood soldier Spc. Vanessa Guillen and broader inquiries into solutions to the military’s problem of sexual assault. “For too long, sexual assault has been a shameful and unacceptable part of our military. As former service members, we have experienced and witnessed […]

Women veterans rally for change in military sex harassment response after Vanessa Guillen killing

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Women veterans advocates rallied on Capitol Hill Tuesday to call for systemic changes in how sexual harassment and abuse claims are handled by the military in the wake of the killing of Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen, saying her story has become too common in the ranks. “The Army was her dream. That dream was shattered […]

Women veterans advocates worry coronavirus crisis will overshadow other needed fixes

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Women veterans advocates worry another victim of the coronavirus pandemic could be progress in addressing gender-discrimination problems within the Department of Veterans Affairs. During an online forum Tuesday hosted by the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee’s task force on women veterans, several groups lamented a drop-off in communication with VA officials and tracking of systemic issues […]

Women veterans advocates worry coronavirus crisis will overshadow other needed fixes

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Women veterans advocates worry another victim of the coronavirus pandemic could be progress in addressing gender-discrimination problems within the Department of Veterans Affairs. During an online forum Tuesday hosted by the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee’s task force on women veterans, several groups lamented a drop-off in communication with VA officials and tracking of systemic issues […]