Scotland Will Train 200 Women as Peacekeepers
May 2, 2017: Nicola Sturgeon has announced a new Scottish government funding initiative to help train more than 200 women from countries affected by war as peacekeepers. The four-year, £1.2 million funding commitment will bring together a team of female activists for training in mediation and negotiation skills, in an effort to “build sustainable peace” in war-torn countries. Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon tells United Nations that Scotland Will Spend £1.2m Training Female Peacekeepers (www.thenational.scot)
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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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