For the last year, Wrexham MP Sarah Atherton has been part of the Defence Select Committee which has been running an inquiry in the female military experience, hearing from women across the whole cycle of their military career.
On Sunday 25 July, the report, 'Protecting those who protect us: Women in the Armed Forces from Recruitment to Civilian Life' launched. The report gave serving women and veterans a voice in Parliament for the first time, allowing them to share their experiences and contribute to this important national debate. The inquiry also allowed the Defence Select Committee to understand what was going right for our female military personnel and what was also going wrong, which allowed us to make recommendations to the Ministry of Defence for what changes should be made so that the women in our Armed Forces can be better protected.
This report is a testament to the work that Sarah has put in to better understood and help females in the military. Please watch and share the video to find out more!