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Latest items for EWCMS-LAW-2

Feb. 28, 2022, 12:34 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

"The Indonesian army has ended its 'two-finger' virginity test for female recruits, after they were branded 'degrading, discriminatory, and traumatic.' 'The purpose of the examinations now is more focused on ensuring that the recruit will be able to lead a healthy life and will not encounter any medical issues leading to the loss of life,' he added" (para 1,5).
Jan. 7, 2022, 3:06 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

"'Employers are obliged to place the partially disabled worker in the position he held or to provide him with a job compatible with his abilities and aptitudes, for which they must carry out the necessary personnel movements.' 'Right to relocation of professional soldiers with decreased work capacity'" (1).
Jan. 6, 2022, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

"Women are draftable. They are drafted the same way as men (i.e. health, high school degree, etc). However, for 'the physical fitness the procedures are not the same as men'" (1).
Jan. 6, 2022, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

"Yes, if a woman becomes pregnant or has minor children she can choose to be discharged or serve in a non-combat position" (1).
June 24, 2021, 5:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2, EMCMS-LAW-1, EMCMS-LAW-2

"When the State of Israel was first founded and the draft law was passed, Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion agreed to exempt certain groups from military service. The law exempts pregnant and married women as well as unmarried women who practice a religious way of life from mandatory service. This position became the official stance of the Chief Rabbinate. It is also the official position of the national-religious public school system" (para 4).
March 13, 2021, 2:37 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

"Most men and unmarried women are forced into open-ended service for the government despite a government decree limiting service to 18 months. After military training, some conscripts are assigned to military duties, but according to the government, over 80 percent are assigned jobs in the civil service or at government agricultural or construction projects" (para 6).
Jan. 4, 2021, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

Zimbabwe does not have conscription.
Jan. 4, 2021, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

Yemen does not have conscription.
Jan. 4, 2021, 10:49 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

In the United Arab Emirates, only men have to complete compulsory military service.
Jan. 4, 2021, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

In Turkey, only men have a mandatory military service obligation.
Jan. 3, 2021, 12:57 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

Saudi Arabia does not have conscription.
Jan. 3, 2021, 12:57 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

Rwanda does not have conscription.
Jan. 3, 2021, 12:56 p.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

Romania does not have conscription; "conscription ended 2006."
Jan. 3, 2021, 12:55 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

In Qatar, there is "conscription for males age 18-35; compulsory service times range from 4 months up to a year," but women are not conscripted.
Jan. 3, 2021, 12:54 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

Poland does not have conscription; "conscription [was] phased out in 2009-12."
Jan. 3, 2021, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

Papua New Guinea does not have conscription.
Jan. 3, 2021, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

Oman does not have conscription.
Jan. 3, 2021, 12:52 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

Nigeria does not have conscription.
Jan. 3, 2021, 12:52 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

Nicaragua does not have conscription.
Jan. 3, 2021, 12:51 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

New Zealand does not have conscription.
Jan. 3, 2021, 12:51 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

Nepal does not have conscription.
Jan. 3, 2021, 12:50 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

In Mozambique, "registration for military service is mandatory for all males and females at 18 years of age."
Jan. 3, 2021, 12:49 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

Mauritania does not have conscription.
Jan. 3, 2021, 12:48 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

Malta does not have conscription.
Jan. 3, 2021, 12:48 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

The Maldives does not have conscription.
Jan. 3, 2021, 12:47 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

Malaysia does not have conscription.
Jan. 3, 2021, 12:46 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

Lesotho does not have conscription.
Jan. 3, 2021, 12:46 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

Lebanon does not have conscription.
Jan. 3, 2021, 12:46 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

Latvia does not have conscription.
Jan. 2, 2021, 12:16 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

Japan does not have conscription.