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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

"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).
Feb. 2, 2017, 6:09 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"Kurdish guerrilla units are fully integrated by gender: Women occupy the same combat roles as men, and when the military goes to war, it sends a woman to command one of its major units" (para 5). "'Our [Kurdish] army has women guerrillas,' one of her friends said. 'The Turks don’t have that'" (para 24).
Jan. 25, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"Little more than a decade ago, women made up just .7% of the entire Norwegian military. Now that number has climbed to 10%, and is expected to hit 20% by the end of this decade" (para 8).
Dec. 16, 2016, 11:19 a.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"In February 200 female enlisted recruits started basic training for the BDF at the training base in Pandamatenga. The recruits graduated in September and integrated into all units of the BDF" (15).
Nov. 9, 2016, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: Uganda

"For two decades from the mid-1980s, between 10,000 and 15,000 girls and women were abducted from their homes in northern Uganda to serve as fighters, porters and sex slaves of LRA commanders. These forced unions resulted in a population group often neglected by post-war recovery programmes: children born of war"(para 2)
Sept. 13, 2016, 5:26 p.m.
Countries: Norway

“In its never-ending quest for equality between the sexes, Norway recently opened up its armed forces to female recruits. Today, the Nordic country is ready to welcome its first women conscripts. While women only comprised 17 percent of Norway's regular army in 2015, the universal conscription has pushed the share of the fair sex up, as women constituted 33 percent of all the draftees this year. Moreover, Norwegian Defense Engineering College reached a record proportion of 24.5 percent women among this year's applicants" (para 1-2).
Aug. 23, 2016, 5:13 p.m.
Countries: Turkey

"There were also other social developments for women during the 1930s... Sabiha Gokcen-the adopted daughter of Ataturk-became Turkey’s first woman combat pilot"(para 4)
May 19, 2016, 11 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"The Committee welcomes the draft reform of the social protection system extending social protection to persons working in the informal sector, as well as the increase in women’s access to microcredit. The Committee remains concerned, however, about...the persistent gender wage gap" (8-9).
May 7, 2016, 11:08 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"Actions and programs are designed to attract more women into the Security sector. This includes reducing the criteria for recruitment to encourage particularly women into the police force. More women have been recruited but the numbers are still too low. For example, of the entire enlistment into the Armed Forces of Liberia, women account for about only 2 percent" (13). "Security sector … police 14.6 percent are women. Security sector … Armed Forces of Liberia 4.7 percent are women" (18)
April 4, 2016, 7:21 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"Female officers make up 40% of compulsory service officers, 24% of the officers in the regular forces, 21% of the career service officers and 10% of the officers in senior ranks" (75). "The IDF is obligated to advance women who serve in the army beyond their compulsory military service. In 2008, the figures for women officers were as follows: up to First Lieutenant – 21%; Captain- 25%; Major – 23%; Lieutenant Colonel- 12%; Colonel and above- 4%" (75).
March 3, 2016, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Gabon

"In the armed forces, the number of women with the rank of general has increased. Previously, the gendarmerie and the police had no women appointed to that grade. That has now changed. The number of women in that grade rose from two to five (two female members of the military are now in retirement, as are one member of the police, one in prison security and one in the national gendarmerie)" (10-11)
March 1, 2016, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

Since the beginning of the Russian intervention and aggression at the eastern border of Ukraine in spring 2014, women have actively involved in Anti Terrorist Operation (ATO). They are troopers, volunteers helping the army, military doctors, and volunteers helping internally displaced persons. These women are of different age, social status and profession: professional troopers, students, business women, activists, house wives, etc. One of these women - Maria Berlinska, a student of Kyiv Mogyla Academy, who taught self-defense during the Maidan. Later she was involved in transporting of the wounded and creating the unified data base of suffered. In summer 2014 she voluntary went to the front, graduated from the courses...more
Feb. 26, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"Women make up 12.6 percent of the total number of employees in the Armed Forces of the Republic of Croatia, and 51.8 percent in the administrative part of the Ministry of Defence. The share of women in leading and command positions is 7.6 percent, and 12.3 percent among senior officers" (42)
Feb. 26, 2016, 10:57 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"The security services comprise the Malawi Police Service (MPS); the Malawi Defence Force (MDF); the Immigration Department; and the Prison Service. In the MDF, women constitute 6.8 percent and women only started being recruited after 1990" (12)
Feb. 26, 2016, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"The security services comprise the Malawi Police Service (MPS); the Malawi Defence Force (MDF); the Immigration Department; and the Prison Service. In the MDF, women constitute 6.8 percent and women only started being recruited after 1990" (12)
Feb. 18, 2016, 4:31 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"Out of 1,300 recruits to the security sector, 459 were women, deployed as follows: 119 in the first quarter of 2008; 107 in the second quarter of 2008; 96 in the third quarter of 2008; 44 in the first quarter of 2009; and 46 and 47 in the second and third quarters of 2009 respectively, which represents 35 per cent of total enlisted personnel" (20). "As of 31 December 2009, the first group (the 119 women recruited in 2008) will have completed two years of service and the Army intends to assign them to the gendarmerie and other paramilitary units such as the police force and customs, water and forestry...more
Jan. 1, 2016, 12:28 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"During the reporting period, roles previously considered appropriate for men only have been opened up for women. This includes women serving as Clearance Divers in the Royal Navy, which was opened to women in 2010; and the first woman to train as a Royal Navy Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Officer has since graduated from the Defence Diving School. The specialist Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team (the British Red Arrows) recruited its first ever female pilot to fly as part of the 2010 display team. Over the reporting period the overall percentage of women in the Armed Forces showed a slight increase from 9.3 per cent in 2007 to 9.6...more
Nov. 21, 2015, 9:58 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

Table 7 on page 92 shows the percentage of persons admitted per sex in the Merchant Navy Academies 2005-2008. Men significantly outnumber women (92)
Oct. 14, 2015, 11:02 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"Number of women in commands and units of the Armed Force of BiH [Bosnia and Herzegovina] amounts to 507 out of which: officers – 55, non-commissioned officer – 125, soldiers, 168 and CL – 159, which is 5.7 percent" (43)
Sept. 9, 2015, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"Currently, more than 1,500 women are serving in Armenia’s armed forces, mostly in administrative capacities. Women are not subject to conscription" (para 5)
Sept. 8, 2015, 8:56 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

According to the FAQ page of the Australian Defence Forces website under the "Jobs & Careers" Section and the Question "How many women are there in the ADF and what is the ratio?", there are over 10,000 women enlisted in the ADF. Women represent approximately 18 percent of the Navy, 12 percent of the Army and 17 percent of the Air Force.
Sept. 7, 2015, 11:57 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan

"Women as well as men perform military service on a voluntary enlistment basis. In 2010, women officers amounted to 4.2 per cent, and women non-commissioned officers and rank-and-file soldiers to 30 per cent, of total enlisted military personnel" (35)
Sept. 7, 2015, 3:40 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

According to Figure 8.2 "Percentage of women in the defence sector", women represent 0.1 percent of the defence forces, civilian and combat, in Madagascar (284).