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Latest items for EWCMS-DATA-1

Feb. 8, 2019, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: EWCMS-PRACTICE-1, EWCMS-DATA-1

"The number of women in the Lebanese armed forces has increased steadily throughout the years to reach 3,000 in 2018, between the different military branches. This year, 1,640 females graduated from basic training specialized for female volunteers and 150 of them joined the Republican Guard Brigade. A gender policy has been set by the army to integrate more women and eventually place them in the front lines alongside their male counterparts" (para. 7).
Feb. 8, 2019, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"Women are not only present in the army, but have reached high-ranking positions in the navy and the air force, where 40 women are fighter pilots. (Also,) females make up less than 7 percent of the military" (para. 8).
Feb. 8, 2019, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"According to a national report, female applications have exceeded the needs of Jordan’s armed forces. There are over 4,800 women in uniform—around 1,200 of them officers, as well as 2,400 servicewomen and 1,260 civilians. This represents some 3 percent of all of the country’s military forces. Jordanian women have access to the Air Force, the Military Police, the Royal Guard Protection Unit, and Military Intelligence. Several women have reached the ranks of brigadier general in the Armed Forces General Command and major general in the Royal Medical Services" (para. 6).
Feb. 8, 2019, 12:42 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"Algeria’s People’s National Army (PNA) established equality between males and females in 2006 and put in place a framework for equal opportunities. Algerian women today are more present in the PNA than before, with 30 times more women enrolled than in 1978... Since 2006, five women have been promoted to the rank of general" (para. 4).
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"As at April 2017, female representation in the Armed Forces was 10.2%. This is part of a long-term increasing trend. Female representation in the Reserve Forces has also increased to 14%" (18).
Feb. 4, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"The number of women in law enforcement and in the army also increased. During the year 23 percent of those serving in the army were women" (Pg 32).
Jan. 23, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

In Ecuador, the women participation in Armed Forces reaches a 2.9% (around 1.173 women). Coder comment - JSM
Jan. 23, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

In Guatemala, the women participation in Armed Forces reaches a 7.66% (around 1.392 women). Coder comment - JSM
Jan. 23, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

In Argentina, there are 13.709 (17.7%) women in the Armed Forces.
Jan. 23, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"Dominican Republic is, in relative terms, the country in Latam with more women members: 21.76% of the total, tantamount 13.786 people" (para. 2).
Jan. 23, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"The 4.222 of women in the Armed Forces equals 18.92% of all the people in that group" (para. 3).
Jan. 23, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

In Brazil, the women participation in Armed Forces reaches a 7% (around 25.898 women). Coder comment - JSM
Jan. 23, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"In the National Army, the percentage of women leaders is 7% and 9% in leadership positions; and in the Navy women are the 9%. In the Air Force, women are the 12% of the technical people and 8% of the leaders" (para 5).
Jan. 23, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

In Honduras, the women participation in Armed Forces reaches a 4.22% (around 642 women). Coder comment - JSM
Jan. 23, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"In Chile, the women participation in Armed Forces reaches a 9.12% (around 6.172 women)" (para. 4).
Jan. 23, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

In El Salvador, the women participation in Armed Forces reaches a 5.46% (around 1.312 women). Coder comment - JSM
Jan. 23, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"Paraguay has a 8,57%, that is to say, 908 women in the Armed Forces" (para. 4).
Jan. 23, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

In Mexico, the women participation in Armed Forces reaches a 7.98% (around 21.359 women). Coder comment - JSM
Jan. 23, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

In Ecuador, the women participation in Armed Forces reaches a 2% (around 663 women). Coder comment - JSM
Jan. 23, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"Venezuela has 21% of women in the Military Forces, that is tantamount 76.860 women" (para. 2).
Jan. 22, 2019, 8:11 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

There are 3.031 wome in the Military Forces and 17.927 in the police. In 2008, 62 women cadets were accepted in the military school, allowing women to hold leadership positions.
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"Women generally had lower economic status… Reportedly, in some sectors of the formal economy, women received lower salaries than men for equal work" (17).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"According to the Ministry of Defense’s Personnel Directorate, 96 women held the rank of general or equivalent across all military branches and within the Ministry of Defense as of August, an increase from 85 in 2014. Women also accounted for approximately 35,000 of the country’s 300,000 military personnel" (38).
Aug. 24, 2018, 12:29 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6, EWCMS-DATA-1

"The Committee remains concerned, however, at: (a) The low representation of women at the legislative, ministerial and local government (village committee) levels, as well as in the judiciary, the military, the diplomatic service and academic institutions" (page 10).
Aug. 15, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

". . . the percentage of women in the Army is 8 per cent, having in mind that certain developed countries have lower percentage, and in the USA the percentage is circa 15 per cent" (page 4).
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"In 2013 the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) employed 1,103 Regular Force and 1,252 civilian women, representing 15 per cent of all Regular Force personnel and 45 per cent of civilian employees. The number of uniformed women deploying has increased from a historic average of 12 per cent of the total deployments to 19 per cent in 2014/15. Women have deployed in senior roles, with recent examples including two Lieutenant Colonels deployed to Lebanon/Israel where one served as a Chief UN Observer, two Wing Commanders as Senior National Officer in Dubai, a Colonel to Afghanistan and a Colonel to Syria . . . in the past 15 years there has...more
May 4, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"At 1 July 2014, 15.0 per cent of the ADF permanent workforce were women, including 18.6 per cent in Navy; 11.8 per cent in Army; and 18.2 per cent in the Air Force. Women comprised 14.7 per cent of personnel deployed on military operations at 1 July 2014" (Pg 25).
March 13, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"Women have been able to perform military service since 1976, but the percentage of women has been low. However, since the mid-2000s it has risen steadily" (16).
Dec. 13, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"As of 2013, the last year of official data, there were 1,345 female commissioned officers and 370 female noncommissioned officers out of 723,741 military personnel in Turkey" (para 8).
Sept. 9, 2017, 12:37 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"The number of women who have joined the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) have increased, totaling roughly 3,000 women" (para 2).