The IAVA’s alarming report on women in the military

The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America released a report this past week titled, “Women Warriors – Supporting She ‘Who Has Borne the Battle.” The report details problems that are unique to women who have served, or are currently still serving, in the military.

Using data collected from military sources and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, the IAVA found that the divorce rate for female soldiers is nearly three times as high as men in the Army. Complicating their commitments to their families are regulations that require women to deploy to war zones just four months after giving birth.

The IAVA report on women also found that women veterans typically earn $10,000 less than their male counterparts after they leave the service.

Read the IAVA’s report on women warriors and let us know what you think in our forum, “Your Voice.”