Undoing Sexism in the U.S. Military
March 21, 2017: In the wake of the recent U.S. military scandal where hundreds of current and former Marines posted and commented on nude and sexually suggestive photos of female colleagues, both the federal government and military are examining ways to create a better workplace for women. This article discusses the challenges faced by military women and changes that could increase their numbers and create true integration. Read the article: Recruiting More Women is the Best Way to Solve One of the Military's Worst Problems (Quartz media, qz.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
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