About the Women Warriors Initiative
Women represent the fastest-growing population in both military service and the veteran community. In greater numbers than ever, women are stepping up to serve in new, critical, and formidable roles contributing to our nation’s national security. But while they are consistently and impressively breaking down barriers, women warriors still experience unique challenges and gaps in care — in uniform, during transition to civilian life, and beyond.
Previous Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) research found that women warriors experience military sexual trauma (MST), anxiety, and depression at higher rates than male warriors. In open ended comments, women spoke up about their challenges during transition, feelings of isolation, loneliness, and the struggle to identify with other veterans or civilian women.
To gain a deeper understanding of these issues, WWP developed the Women Warriors Initiative to better understand, empower, and advocate for these women warriors who have served our nation.
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