There were 3,553 sexual assault complaints from October 2012 to June 2013, compared to 2,434 during the same period last year, according to statistics released on [yesterday] at the start of a two-day congressional panel looking into the problem [of sexual assault perpetrated in military of the United States].The formulation of the crime of sexual assault as gender neutral makes the identity of the perpetrator/accused also gender neutral, observes women progressives of India. So we demand that the definition of perpetrator be gender-specific and limited to men. Sexual violence also targets transgender people and legal reform must address this.
In the United States
U.S. (New York) Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
pushes for support of legislation to help
victims of sexual assault in U.S. military
Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images
Sexual Assault in
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