Canadian military women face greater risk

Canadian military women face greater risk from peers than enemy: 400-page Arbour Report exposes ‘culture’ of sexual harassment in armed forces

According to Canadian government census about one-quarter of the women serving in the Canadian military said they had been sexually assaulted during their military careers, and the government has set aside nearly $800 million to settle class action lawsuits by current and former military members involving sexual misconduct. The cascade of sexual abuse scandals has shaken confidence in the military in Canada, where the government released an independent review by a former Supreme Court justice aimed at addressing what critics say is a pervasive and systemic problem that has persisted despite past promises of reform.

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