Nigerian Women Play Major Role in Fighting Boko Haram
Oct. 18, 2016: Terrorist group Boko Haram has gradually lost ground in northeastern Nigeria, thanks to the military and a group of patriotic youth and adults known as the Civilian Joint Task Force. Although not widely known, the women of the civilian force have played an immense role in battling the insurgents, particularly in gathering intelligence. Read the full article: Female Fighters Who Risk Their Lives Battling Boko Haram (Information Nigeria)
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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.