Sexual Assault in Canadian Military
December 5, 2016: More than a quarter of women in Canada's military have been the victims of sexual assault according to results of a recent survey. The survey was commissioned by the armed forces and followed a scathing 2015 report that found that the culture of the military was “hostile to women and L.G.T.B.Q. members and conducive to more serious incidents” involving sexual harassment and assault. See the story: Women in Canadian Military Report Widespread Sexual Assault ( New York Times) In related news, a former military officer from Nova Scotia says she hopes that a proposed class action lawsuit will eradicate gender-based discrimination in the Canadian Armed Forces. See story: Woman from Yarmouth Leads Proposed Lawsuit Against Canadian Military (CBC)
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ASPI Examines Australia's Approach to Women, Peace, and Security
July 7, 2019: The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) has recently published a series of reports examining Australia's approach to providing roles for women in sectors affecting peace and security.
Aided by a Female Squad Leader, US Soldiers Demonstrate Peacekeeping with Women in Mind
June 27, 2019: Four Arizona National Guardsmen went house to house in a mock village set up on a grassy plain in rural Kazakhstan, searching for an enemy weapons cache.At many of the houses, women acting out the scenario during the Steppe Eagle exercise told the American soldiers that their culture did not allow them to enter unless a female servicemember was present.That’s where this particular squad of guardsmen stood out: Led by the first female infantry squad leader in the Arizona National Guard, Staff Sgt. Jenna Ross, the squad entered and searched the houses for the hidden weapons.
New Career Comeback Program Launched for Malaysian Women in Cyber Security
June 26, 2019: A new program has been launched in Malaysia to support women in cyber security in returning to work, as shared on Ministry of Communications and Multimedia via Bernama.Known as ‘Empowering Women in Cyber Risk Management’, the program is a career comeback initiative that aims to overcome the talent gap faced by the cyber security industry.