World Conflicts

Women and War

Another very thoughtful post from Jim, a wonderful equal opportunity supporter of veterans

Yesterday, March 8th, was International Women's Day.

To often when reporting on War the women involved, from those living in the invaded conflict countries to those who are serving in greater numbers and rolls, combat included, are not mentioned enough.

Nor is it brought up enough of the effects of Conflicts on these women involved.

The other day NPR's The World had a report on about the women serving in Iraq and Afganistan.

Mental health issues for female vets

The World's Katy Clark reports on the challenges faced by female veterans after they return from Iraq and Afghanistan. Many of them face mental health issues, but little is known about how they are coping.
You can listen to this report which can be played in the Windows Media Player.