Women’s integration into the UK Armed Forces has resulted from a number of policy changes over the decades. At the time of this research, women made up 11% of the…View Project
About the CMWR
In June 2021 the Veterans and Families Institute for Military Social Research (VFI) published the nationally recognised ‘We Also Served’ Report, bringing together everything that was known in the UK about the health and well-being of women veterans. This report identified numerous gaps in our understanding of women’s experiences in the military community and the impact of these experiences on their civilian lives.
Subsequently, the Centre for Military Women’s Research (CMWR)’s was launched by the VFI, with a core mission to inform and improve the wellbeing of women in the military and veteran community through world-leading collaborative research and evaluation. By embedding principles of co-production with members of the military community, and collaboration with partners and stakeholders (academic, charity, third sector, policymakers) into all research projects, the centre undertakes high quality research to deepen understanding and improve provision for women in the military and veteran community.
Service justice system experiences of female ex-service personnel who are victims of military sexual violence
Much research has identified servicewomen’s disproportionate risk of experiencing sexual violence in the military, however, there remains very little research looking at the service justice response when women report these…View Project
In collaboration with the Military Wives Choirs (MWC) and the Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research (CIMTR) at Anglia Ruskin University, this project seeks to identify barriers and incentives to…View Project
In 2022, an Ipsos Mori household survey was commissioned by the CMWR to explore public perceptions and attitudes towards servicewomen and women veterans in the UK. This survey was commissioned…View Project
As part of the VFI’s ‘We Also Served’ report, published in June 2021, a significant gap in knowledge regarding the needs and experiences of women veterans within UK support services…View Project
Women veterans in the UK are less likely to use veteran-specific mental health services than men, and report feeling as though these services do not meet their needs. This project…View Project