Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Anti-Sexual Assault Campaign by the Department of Defense

Twice in recent interviews on the BlogTalkRadio show that I co-host with Nancy Brown of YourMilitary.com the subject of rape has come up. Once it was a teen dependent who was raped by an active duty military personnel and in another interview it was an active duty military personnel raped by another military personnel.

So when I saw a tweet today on Twitter about the site www.myduty.mil for the new DOD anti-sexual assault social media campaign, I immediately checked out the site of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office:
SAPRO is the organization responsible for all Department of Defense (DoD) sexual assault policy. The Department of Defense does not tolerate sexual assault. The Department has implemented a comprehensive policy to ensure the safety, dignity and well-being of all members of the Armed Forces.

Our men and women serving throughout the world deserve nothing less, and their leaders — both military and civilian — are committed to maintaining a workplace environment that rejects sexual assault and reinforces a culture of prevention, response and accountability.

This website provides guidance and other information for victims of sexual assault, unit commanders, first responders, and others who deal with this sensitive issue.

This site addresses confidentiality, reporting procedures and other elements of DoD's sexual assault policy as well as training information, safety tips, resources and links to related websites.
Check out this site now.

Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of MRS. LIEUTENANT: A SHARON GOLD NOVEL and the co-author of the Jewish holiday book SEASONS FOR CELEBRATION. She also blogs at LA Internet Business Examiner, Operation Support Jews in the Military, and Fiction Marketing, and she is the co-host of the BlogTalkRadio show Your Military Life. Her company Miller Mosaic LLC builds call-to-action websites for book authors and small businesses.

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