Army urged to do more after female veterans tell of sex assaults

Instead, they discovered 52 out of 100 women questions said they had been sexually assaulted while serving. Forward Assist, an organisation based in the North East of England, conducted a series of interviews with 100 female veterans expecting to find the greatest challenge they faced in civilian life was overcoming post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following recent conflicts. An Armed Services veterans’ charity is urging the Government to do more to protect female soldiers after a survey found more than half of women who had served in the RAF, Army or Navy were sexually assaulted. Meanwhile, 26 women claimed they had been physically assaulted, 66 said they were bullied and 49 of them admitted…