Legion Hosting Women Veterans Focus Group

The American Legion will host a Women Veterans Focus Group Feb. 28 in conjunction with the organization’s 57th annual Washington Conference in the nation’s capital. 

Last summer, the Legion conducted a Women’s Veteran Quality of Life Survey that revealed that 60 percent of the more than 4,600 respondents had experienced some form of military sexual trauma (MST); 50 percent didn’t report the incident. 

The purpose of the Legion’s focus group, which will be conducted by American Legion Women and Minority Veteran Outreach staff, is to share Department of Veterans Affairs resources and benefits for disabilities caused by or related to MST. Focus group speakers will include VA staff and representatives from the National Veteran Legal Service Program. 

The audience will include local women veterans, as well as educators and advocates from the Departments of Defense and VA sexual harassment/assault prevention and response community. 

The event, which will include lunch, will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Georgetown Room, Concourse Level, at the Washington Hilton.

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