Women AdvaNCe: Getting Justice For Soldier Vanessa Guillén and Others

Fort Hood Specialist Vanessa Guillén was finally ‘laid to rest’ in a private funeral and Mass in Houston on Saturday, Aug 15. On Aug 14, there was a public memorial at her high school, where she had been involved in multiple sports.  Many hope the uproar over sexual harassment and sexual assault in the military that blew up after Specialist Vanessa Guillén’s disappearance and murder will force permanent change in military culture.  “The Military Failed Vanessa Guillen and Others. It Must Do Better.” in Ms. Magazine explains how much her family did and “major deficiencies exposed by her case —including slow or negligent investigation of missing persons, lack of communication with families and handling of sex crimes.” There have been some developments – new legislation, investigations including a congressional one, and more bodies found.

This article by NC NOW President Gailya Paliga ran at WomenAdvaNCe, at “Getting Justice For Soldier Vanessa Guillén and Others.

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