The Vulnerable Half Million…

“…during the war over half a million women fought in the Soviet armed forces. However, rather than improving the status of women, this left them more vulnerable to mistreatment. It has come to light from recently opened Soviet records and the confessions of Red Army veterans that female soldiers were routinely sexually abused, especially by… Read More


Soviet Chivalry & Witches…

“All adults not involved in essential war work were conscripted into the armed forces. By 1944 there were over two million women serving in the Red Army. In a small touch of chivalry amidst the carnage and suffering, the government made the soap ration for female soldiers 100 grams more than for the men. Special… Read More

Women in the Canadian Armed Forces: Did You Know?

Canadian women have served in virtually every armed conflict or peacekeeping effort Canada has engaged in during the past century and a half. Women served with distinction in the Boer War and the First and Second World wars. In 1987, the Canadia Air Force opened all positions to women. In 1989, all military occupations were… Read More

Are Women Veterans who have Experienced Military Sexual Trauma at Higher Risk of Perinatal Depression & Suicide Ideatiom?

Research Paper Title A Longitudinal Investigation of Military Sexual Trauma and Perinatal Depression. Background Military sexual trauma (MST), which includes sexual harassment or assault while in the military, is prevalent among women Veterans and associated with depression and suicide. Little is known about women Veterans’ perinatal mental health, including the potential role of MST. This… Read More

First Female Officers Graduate RAF Regiment Training

The first female RAF Regiment Officers have successfully completed the 25-week course required to become members of the RAF Regiment and graduated at RAF Honington, Suffolk, on 08 August 2020. Flying Officer Emma Graves (22) of Verwood, Dorset, knew that a military career was for her and chose to earn her commission in the RAF… Read More

Are Female Service Personnel prepared for the Demands of Full Active Duty in the First Year Postpartum?

Research Paper Title Female UK Army Service Personnel Are at Greater Risk of Work-Related Morbidity on Return to Duty Postpartum. Background The 2016 Interim Report on the Health Risks to Women in Ground Close Combat Roles highlighted an increased risk of skeletal injury and significant physiological changes, including increased ligament laxity and decreased bone mineral… Read More

First Woman to Graduate US Special Forces Training

A female US National Guard soldier is set to graduate US Army Special Forces training, donning the coveted Green Beret, at the end of the month. She passed Robin Sage, a unique Unconventional Warfare exercise and the culminating event in the Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC; Q course), earlier this week. Reports suggest she passed… Read More