“Her War” takes us to a forgotten war zone – LA’s Skid Row, where an increasing number of female veterans live on the streets. In recent years, the number of homeless women vets has doubled, making female vets the fastest growing segment of the homeless population in the U.S. Today, more than 3,000 women veterans are living on the street.
It is not only the wars abroad that have pushed many over the edge. During their tours of duty, at least one in five women veterans experienced sexual assault or repeated harassment, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. These women are four times more likely to suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and an increasing number end up addicted to drugs and alcohol.
Director Mimi Chakarova investigates this invisible crisis and profiles a woman who runs a rehabilitation center for these troubled vets.