NEW CUMBERLAND, Pa. –
Editor’s Note: The Defense Logistics Agency recognizes April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. To honor the contributions of sexual assault response coordinators, DLA is highlighting those who work daily to support the agency’s global mission.
My name is: Majeeda Gathers
I am: A sexual assault response coordinator at DLA Distribution, New Cumberland, Pennsylvania.
Describe your job in a sentence: I provide victim support to all DLA employees who have experienced sexual violence.
How long have you worked at DLA? Seven months
What is your favorite thing about working for DLA? Considering that I have been teleworking since I began working for DLA, I would say my favorite thing about working for DLA would be meeting my co-workers and supervisors, even though it has all been through video and voice chats.
How do you make a difference? By always staying mission oriented. I will continue to engage agency leaders to ensure annual SAPR training requirements are being met and will continue to treat all victims of sexual violence with the dignity and respect that they deserve.
Why is it important that we have a SAPR program? I believe the importance of DLA’s SAPR program is primarily to create a healthy, safe work environment free from sexual violence for all DLA employees. It is required that each DLA employee complete SAPR training annually which encourages that each employee treat one another with dignity and respect.
What do you want DLA employees to know about the SAPR program? DLA’s SAPR program is here to promote awareness, training, advocacy and outreach to all DLA employees nationwide. It’s the responsibility of each DLA employee to assist with the prevention of sexual violence and to speak up when they witness these acts.