IAVA Salutes Our Women Warriors
Posted by Megan Hemler on March 21
March is Women's History Month! Female veterans face unique challenges when transitioning home from combat. Check out all the ways IAVA is supporting women warriors below.
- Improve Care for Female Veterans: IAVA's 2011 Policy Agenda
- Latest Press Coverage
- Multimedia: History of Women in the Military
- Women Warriors: Read IAVA's Issue Report
Women warriors have sacrificed alongside their brothers in arms and deserve to come home to the same quality of care and benefits. This means renovating the VA and its brand to make it the go-to place for women’s health care and benefits.
IAVA recommends that Congress establish a firm deadline for the VA to meet its goal of providing comprehensive health care to women veterans. The VA must also clearly outline the steps needed for all facilities to meet this goal.
IAVA Member Veterans Erin Lloyd, Maria Canales and Megan O'Donoghue joined FOX & Friends to discuss their personal experiences with unemployment as veterans as well as the larger issue of why female veterans are not hired at the rates of their civilian counterparts.
Explore the roles women have played in the military through our interactive timeline.
During his Second Inaugural Address, President Abraham Lincoln pledged America’s solemn obligation “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.” More than 140 years later, the spirit of Lincoln’s words are very much alive.
However, women have joined the military’s ranks—serving in new roles, in greater numbers than ever before, and in combat. Like their male peers, women veterans have shown enormous dedication and courage in defending their country. But too often, they do not receive the same support, within the military and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
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