Kabul's Military Academy Trains Women for Combat
December 8, 2016: In Afghanistan, a country where there are few opportunities for women, almost 150 young female recruits are training to be officers. See the story: From Behind the Veil to Fighting the Taliban (thesun.co.uk) December 8: 2016: A related story describes the journey of Capt. Safia Ferozi from her childhood as a refugee to becoming the second female pilot in Afghanistan's airforce. See the article: An Afghan Woman Goes from Refugee to Military Pilot (nytimes.com)
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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.
Biased AI Is Another Sign We Need to Solve the Cybersecurity Diversity Problem
Artificial intelligence (AI) excels at finding patterns like unusual human behavior or abnormal incidents. It can also reflect human flaws and inconsistencies, including 180 known types of bias. Biased AI is everywhere, and like humans, it can discriminate against gender, race, age, disability and ideology.