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Latest items for EWCMS-DATA-1

June 14, 2022, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"Since the eighth periodic report, the Danish armed forces have further developed the initiative to incite more young women from the age of 18 to also participate in the Armed Forces Day. Since 2009, the armed forces have held inspiration days specifically for women and are now carrying out a yearly National Inspiration Day for women with a nationwide communications effort and inspirational events spread out in the country. The initiatives are proving successful; in 2007, 419 women out of 6,119 conscripts signed on for conscription, whereas in 2017, it was 722 out of 4,214 – an increase from 7 percent female conscripts in 2007 to 17 percent in 2017"...more
March 17, 2022, 9:14 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"Nearly 17% of the Ukrainian army is female, one of the highest percentages in Europe."
March 9, 2022, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"As at 31 December 2008, the number of women in the Forces was as follows: In the Army, women amounted to 5.2%, of whom 219 officers, 52 under-officers, 5102 in the troops; In the Navy, 3.3% were women, of whom 305 officers, 133 under-officers, 1024 in the troops; In the Air Force, the presence amounted to 1.4%, of whom 137 officers, 85 under-officers, 388 in the troops; in Carabinieri Corps, the percentage decreases to 0.9%, of whom 168 officers, 295 under-officers, 488 in the troops" (56).
Feb. 11, 2022, 5 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"Women comprised approximately 9 percent of the country’s military personnel" (33).
Jan. 5, 2022, 4:41 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"Women are not seen as leaders in the military and/or police force. Currently there is one general, General Zakia Hussein. She is the Director of Community Policing at the Somali Police Force" (1).
Oct. 4, 2021, 9:37 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"A 2020 Government Accountability Office report found that women service members are 28 times more likely to separate from military service than their male peers, forfeiting career advancement, leadership opportunities and full retirement benefits, citing sexual assault as a key factor in the separation. Other research has also found premature separation from military service — with loss of benefits and achievement of goals — resulting from experience of gender-based violence during service" (para 9).
Aug. 31, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"The law mandates equal pay for equal work, although many private employers did not fully implement this provision" (p 19).
July 20, 2021, 11:42 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-1, EWCMS-DATA-1

"There were 20 female Vietnamese service women, accounting for 10% of the army, who participated in 2 contents... at the 2020 army games" (para 1).
July 19, 2021, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"Just one percent of the military in Switzerland is made up of women, according to The Local. By comparison, Sweden's military is 18 percent women, France's is 15 percent, and 12 percent in Germany and Norway"(para 8).
June 29, 2021, 11:26 a.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"There were also reports that child soldiers, particularly girls, faced sexual exploitation" (p 43).
June 24, 2021, 5:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"Taharlev is irritated by being called 'marginal.' 'We are not a marginal group,' he said emphatically. 'There has been a jump in the number of [religious] girls enlisting in the army. Today, the proportion is 30 to 40%. … If that is marginal, where, then, is the center?'" (para 9).
June 23, 2021, 6:37 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"Slovenia appointed Major General Alenka Ermenc as chief of the army, the government said on Tuesday, making her the only woman in charge of a NATO country’s military." (Para 1)
April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"As at 31 December 2008, the number of women in the Forces was as follows: In the Army, women amounted to 5.2%, of whom 219 officers, 52 under-officers, 5102 in the troops; In the Navy, 3.3% were women, of whom 305 officers, 133 under-officers, 1024 in the troops; In the Air Force, the presence amounted to 1.4%, of whom 137 officers, 85 under-officers, 388 in the troops; in Carabinieri Corps, the percentage decreases to 0.9%, of whom 168 officers, 295 under-officers, 488 in the troops" (56).
Dec. 31, 2020, 2:14 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"Despite it all, on April 6, 1984, 30 of us graduated to a fanfare of newspaper headlines. Eight of our 38 had dropped out" (para 25).
Dec. 30, 2020, 1:09 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

“Rose Kabuye . . . is a member of parliament, and to this day the highest-ranking woman to have ever served in Rwanda’s military as a Lieutenant Colonel, making history by leading the RPF army back into Rwanda in the early 1990s.”
Dec. 20, 2020, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

“Before 1980, there were no females in the [Belize Defense Forces]. Its Female Platoon was started in July 1980 when a batch of 30 responded to the first call for recruits. Twenty-one of these were part of recruit intake number six. They serve as clerks, storeroom keeps, medics, signalers and force police. Women are also found in the Volunteer Force, the Maritime Wing, the Air Wing and the Cadet Corps. In 1997, the BDF Female Platoon was 50 strong and the highest-ranking female officer was Major Jean Lucas.”
Dec. 20, 2020, 9:13 a.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

“At least two Belarusian educational establishments discriminate openly against girls: the Belarusian Military Academy and Police Academy. They both set enrolment quotas for girls. In the period from 2011 to 2015 the Belarusian Military Academy admitted zero women in accordance with the quota set by the Ministry of Defence.”
Dec. 20, 2020, 9:10 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

“When in December 2017, 596 female soldiers were serving in the Austrian Armed Forces, 428 of them were employed. The number of women signing up voluntarily, the number of women entering and extending trainee service, the number of female participants in key personnel training, and the number of female employees has increased. The proportion of female soldiers in the Austrian Armed Forces is just under 4 percent.”
Dec. 20, 2020, 9:07 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

“So far, women in Austria have been excluded from the pursuit of a professional military career. The Act on the Training of Women in the Armed Forces, which entered into force on January 1, 1998, regulates the admission of women to all ranks and functions on a voluntary basis and with a guaranteed professional career on the basis of equality.”
Dec. 20, 2020, 9:04 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

“Clinical psychologist and consultant for the Military Community Support Service (MCSS) Dr Dianne Douglas said yesterday there is a need to increase the number of women in the [Trinidad and Tobago] Defence Force . . . Fourteen per cent of the force are women, she said.”
Dec. 20, 2020, 9 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"The number of women serving [in Taiwain] has steadily increased to 19,000 this year from 6,900 in 2006, when the armed forces began integrating women on a large scale, the official cited the report as saying. Regarding officers, there are 3,000 women who comprise 11.2 percent of all volunteer officers . . . There are more than 9,000 female non-commissioned officers, comprising 14.5 percent, while 6,000 enlisted female soldiers comprise 14.2 percent of all volunteer enlisted troops, it said. Although comparatively few women choose to serve in the combat arms, gender integration in those branches has accelerated, the official said. Last year, women comprised 15 percent of all soldiers with...more
Dec. 20, 2020, 8:59 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

“Women comprise 13.6 percent of the [Taiwanese] volunteer military, with 19,000 members, a number that is expected to rise to more than 20,000 next year, a Ministry of National Defense report said.”
Dec. 20, 2020, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

“[Swiss] Military service is voluntary for women and there are more than 1,000 currently serving, with more than half going on to complete officer training. But the proportion of women in the Swiss armed forces lies at only 0.7%, way behind Germany (12%) and Sweden (18%).”
Dec. 20, 2020, 8:54 a.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

“Women make up 6.13% of Suriname Defense Organization (SDO) forces. Currently, 243 female personnel operate in the SDO and hold administrative, logistical, health care, or intelligence positions. Women are barred from combat positions due to concerns surrounding their physical, tactical and psychological capabilities.”
Dec. 20, 2020, 8:50 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

“As of 2008 there were three female officers of the rank of Major General and one Commodore [in Sri Lanka].”
Dec. 20, 2020, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

According to the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Slovenia, women comprise 16.5% of the active component of the Slovenian Armed Forces.
Dec. 20, 2020, 8:41 a.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

“The data reveals that women constitute 19.2 % of the peacetime structure [of the Slovenian Armed Forces].”
Nov. 21, 2020, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

9.1 percent of all active duty are female milary personnel
Nov. 21, 2020, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

8.3 percent of all active duty are female milary personnel
Nov. 21, 2020, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Hungary
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

20 percent of all active duty are female milary personnel