Indonesia to Increase Number of Female Peacekeepers
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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Women Granted Equal Rights in Indian Army
India's Supreme Court ruled on Monday in favor of equal rights in the armed forces, ordering the government to grant permanent commission and command positions to women officers on par with men.The judgment, seen as a landmark decision for the Indian military, means that all women will now be eligible for the same promotions, ranks, benefits and pensions as their male counterparts, irrespective of their years of service or whether they had retired.
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