Female Soldiers Fight Terrorists in Somalia
October 28, 2016: Approximately 500 women are serving in combat positions within Somalia as part of the Ugandan contingent of AMISOM, the 17,000-strong African Union force. In addition to battling the jihadist group al-Shabab, female infantry members work to prevent sexual violence and to promote gender equality. See the full story: Meet the Tank Girls Taking on al-Shabab (Foreign Policy)
Latest Newsview all
West Point's Woman Problem
December 8, 2019: Why aren’t there more women at West Point? All military occupations and units are now open to women, yet women made up less than 20 percent of the 2018 West Point graduating class. And that was the highest percentage ever.