Indonesia to Increase Number of Female Peacekeepers
June 28, 2017
October 11, 2016: Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi has recently stated that the government is committed to increasing the number of female personnel working as UN Peacekeepers. In order to achieve that goal,the Indonesian military (TNI) plans to begin mainstreaming women into military training and career progression. As of 2014, women made up 3% of the military and 10% of the National Police. See full article: More Women Peacekeepers Expected (The Jakarta Post)
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The Kenyan Peacekeeper Championing the Ideals of the Women, Peace and Security
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Christine Wormuth Confirmed as First Woman to Lead the U.S. Army
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Christine Wormuth was once again confirmed as U.S. Army secretary Thursday, May 27, after the Senate revoked her confirmation the previous night over an apparent procedural snafu that was quickly resolved. She is the first woman to hold the position.