Stand Down events help vets, including women, in need

Stand Down events help vets, including women, in need

Women are the fastest-growing segment of the veteran population, according to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, but they face unique barriers in life after active duty, including difficulty gaining access to veterans’ services.

That’s partly because many women who have served in the military do not identify as veterans, according to Rebecca Murch, executive director of an annual veteran advocacy event called Seattle Stand Down.

Read more: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference/Change-Agent/2013/1002/Stand-Down-events-help-vets-including-women-in-need

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