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  • Women Commanders and Trailblazers in the US Military
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    Women Commanders and Trailblazers in the U.S. Military

    Coast Guard captain talked about their personal experiences as women in the armed services in a panel discussion titled, "Leading Military Women: Commanders and Trailblazers in the U.S. ... All three of the women are combat veterans.

    •   Women in the Military
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  • Hearing Focuses on Combating Sexual Harassment in Service Sector
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    Hearing Focuses on Combating Sexual Harassment in Service Sector

    Sexual Harassment in the Service Sector

    The Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues held a hearing on combating sexual harassment in the hotel, service, and airline industries. Employees and advocates from those industries shared their firsthand harassment experiences, and current and former government officials talked about what was being done at the federal level to combat* and prevent workplace harassment.

      Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues1,048 views
  • Justice Department Human Trafficking Summit Justice Department Grants
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    Justice Department Human Trafficking Summit, Justice Department Grants

    The Justice Department hosted a day-long summit in Washington, DC on efforts to combat human trafficking.

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  • Mary Jennings Hegar Discusses emShoot Like a Girlem
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    Shoot Like a Girl

    Major Mary Jennings Hegar talked about her book Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman's Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front, in which she talks about her tours in Afghanistan with the Air National Guard conducting search and rescue missions and efforts to eliminate the Ground Combat Exclusion Policy, a military policy that did not allow women in the armed services to serve in combat positions.

    •   Women in the Military
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  • French President Macron Address on Violence Against Women
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    French President Macron Address on Violence Against Women

    French President Emmanuel Macron marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women with an address highlighting the legislative approach he will take to change the culture toward women in France. President Macron previewed measures that his government would introduce in 2018 to combat violence against women that included fostering better awareness of gender equality in schools and workplaces, administering heavy fines for catcalling and verbal abuse toward women in public spaces, and the creation of an online reporting and support system for victims before formal charges are filed with police. ... Macron said promoting gender equality and combating sexual violence against women would be his government's top priority in the new year and said France could no longer be a country where women* are afraid to speak out or press charges.

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  • Senator McCain on Defense Programs
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    Senator McCain on Defense Programs

    He said that over the past three years, a total of 185 men and women in uniform had been killed in non combat* accidents.

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  • emBeyond Combatem
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    Beyond Combat

    Heather Marie Stur talked about her book, Beyond Combat: Women and Gender in the Vietnam War Era, about the different roles played by both American and Vietnamese women during the Vietnam War. C-SPAN's Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their "2016 LCV Cities Tour" in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, from March 24-30 to feature the history and literary life of the community. 

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  • emA Few Good Womenem
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    A Few Good Women

    Navy Nurse Corps (1962-1965 & 1989-1991) presents a history of American women in the armed forces. The author recalls the efforts made by women to fight alongside men in front line combat units and the current population of women who make up 15% of the U.S. military and hold the same positions as their male counterparts. ... Neidel-Greenlee co-wrote A Few Good Women with Evelyn Monahan, Women's Army Corps (1961-1967). She was the keynote speaker at the American Legion Post 644 Women Veterans Luncheon and Health Fair at the Cincinnati Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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  • Discussion Focuses on Women in Combat Roles
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    Discussion Focuses on Women in Combat Roles

    Women in Combat

    The Institute of World Politics and the Foreign Policy Initiative hosted a discussion on women in combat. Naval Postgraduate School Professor Anna Simons talked about the challenges and changes to the military since the 2015 decision to allow women in combat units.

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  • Assistant Secretaries of State Discuss Efforts to Combat Terrorism
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    Assistant Secretaries of State Discuss Efforts to Combat Terrorism

    Combating Terrorism in the Middle East

    Three assistant secretaries of state talked about U.S. policy and efforts to combat terrorism around the globe.

      Women's Foreign Policy Group361 views
  • Hearing Examines Drug Cartels and Heroin Addiction
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    Drug Cartels and Heroin Addiction

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on combating drug trafficking and heroin abuse in the U.S. ... -Mexico drug interdiction efforts, strategies to combat* fentanyl abuse, and drug addiction treatments.

      Senate Foreign Relations | Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights and Global Women's Issues Committee 802 views
  • Women in the Military Panel 2
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    Women in the Military, Panel 2

    National Defense University hosted a forum on integrating women into U.S. military combat roles. Speakers in the second panel talked about how gender integration shapes the battlefield.

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  • Discussion on Women in the Military
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    Discussion on Women in the Military

    Women in the Military, Panel 1

    National Defense University hosted a forum on integrating women into U.S. military combat roles. Speakers in the first panel focused on the challenges and opportunities gender integration poses to the military.

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  • House Opioid Abuse Debate
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    House Opioid Abuse Debate

    The House debated a bill to combat opioid addiction. The legislation would set up grant programs for addiction prevention and recovery, treatment for pregnant women and babies born addicted to opioids, expand the availability of overdose-reversal drugs and set up a task force to recommend guidelines for doctors who prescribe opioids. ... The Senate passed its version of the bill in March.

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  • Discussion on Women in the Armed Forces
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    Discussion on Women in the Armed Forces

    Women in the Military

    Military and foreign policy experts talked about the challenges and benefits of integrating women into the armed forces. Juliet Beyler said no quota exists for the number of women in combat roles and that women would have to meet the same physical standards as their male counterparts. The panel also discussed whether women should have to register with the Selective Service.

    •   Women in the Military
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  • Discussion on Women in Military Combat
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    Discussion on Women in Military Combat

    Women in Military Combat

    Current and former military officers debated the effects the Department of Defense lifting of all restrictions on women serving in combat roles. Topics included military standards, recruitment and training, unit cohesion, physiological differences between men and women, and the lessons learned from other countries that have sent women into combat*.

    •   Women in the Military
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  • Hearing on US Army Posture
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    Army Force Posture and Readiness

    He also provided an update on the military operations in Iraq saying the U.S. is making progress against ISIS but not yet winning. Other topics included defense modernization, deterring Russian aggression, women in combat, and the fiscal year 2017 defense budget request... The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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  • Washington Journal Gayle Tzemach Lemmon on Women in Combat
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    Washington Journal: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon on Women in Combat

    Women in Combat Roles

    Gayle Tzemach Lemmon spoke via video link from Los Angeles about the implementation of the U.S. military's integration of women into combat roles, which began that same day. She is the author of Ashley's War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield.

    •   Women in the Military
    263 views
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