“Under my direction, we will focus on the issue of sexual abuse in the military,” said US President Biden at the ceremony held for March 8, International Women’s Day.
US President Joe Biden spoke with Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin at a ceremony held at the White House.
“No door will be closed to them”
Stating that he nominated women for important positions in the army, Biden said, “We need our young women to join the army at the beginning of their careers, no door will be closed for them”.
Underlining the need for citizens who have grown up with the dream of serving their country, Biden reminded that many soldiers participated in treatment and vaccination studies throughout the country during the new type of coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.
“We must pay attention to the issue of sexual abuse within the military”
Pointing out that women can leave the army due to their working conditions, Biden said, “We are making efforts to make it easier for our women not only to join the army, but also to stay in the army.”
Drawing attention to the experiences of women in the military, Biden said, “We should also pay attention to the issue of sexual abuse and violence within the military. These are wrong and reduce trust in the army. It also threatens our national security. I know that Defense Secretary Austin and Vice President Harris take this issue seriously. ” said.
Recalling that he signed a decree to investigate sexual abuse cases in the military, Biden gave the message, “Under my direction, we will focus on the issue of sexual abuse in the army.”