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Proportion of women serving in state militaries (October 2020):

Source: Australia (https://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/Publications_Archive/archive/womenarmed#Women_in_the_ADF), Canada ((https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/women-in-the-forces/statistics.html), Latvia (https://eng.lsm.lv/article/features/features/interview-ilze-zilde-first-woman-ranked-colonel-in-latvian-army.a369864/), Myanmar (https://www.armyupress.army.mil/journals/military-review/english-edition-archives/november-december-2019/byrd-myanmar-gender-armed-forces/), New Zealand ((https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/defence-minister-salutes-our-military-women-women’s-day), Indonesia, (https://www.thestar.com.my/aseanplus/aseanplus-news/2020/06/26/long-road-to-gender-equality-in-indonesian-military), UK (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-armed-forces-biannual-diversity-statistics-2020/uk-armed-forces-biannual-diversity-statistics-1-april-2020), USA (https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/demographics-us-military), USA (https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/demographics-us-military).
All other sources from: https://www.nato.int/nato_static_fl2014/assets/pdf/pdf_2019_09/20190909_190909-2017-Summary-NR-to-NCGP.pdf

Proportion of Women in State Policing (October 2020):

Sources: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Moldova,Montenegro, Republic of Serbia (https://www.seesac.org/f/docs/Gender-and-Security/Women-in-Police-Services-in-South-East-Europe-.pdf), Australia and USA (https://theconversation.com/women-have-made-many-inroads-in-policing-but-barriers-remain-to-achieving-gender-equity-123082), Canada (https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/180328/cg-c002-eng.htm), Latvia (http://media.voog.com/0000/0034/7230/files/Summary%20of%20the%20seminar%20Women%20in%20the%20Police%2031.5-1.6.2017-1.pdf), Liberia (https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2016/4/women-police-climb-the-ranks-across-africa), Lithuania (https://www.baltictimes.com/representation_of_women_in_decision-making_processes_remains_low_in_all_three_baltic_states/), Singapore (https://www.unodc.org/documents/southeastasiaandpacific//Publications/2020/women_in_law_enforcement_in_the_asean_region_full.pdf), UK (https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/831726/police-workforce-mar19-hosb1119.pdf).

Proportion of women serving in ASEAN militaries (October 2020):

Source: https://www.unodc.org/documents/southeastasiaandpacific//Publications/2020/women_in_law_enforcement_in_the_asean_region_full.pdf

Countries in which female politicians are responsible for Defence within their governments (February 2017):

  • South Africa (Lindiwe Sisulu)
  • The Netherlands (Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert)
  • Ecuador (Maria Fernanda Espinosa)
  • Kenya (Raychelle Omamo)
  • Albania (Mimi Kodheli)
  • Norway (Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide)
  • Italy (Roberta Pinotti)
  • Nicaragua (Martha Ruiz Sevilla)
  • Guinea Bissau (Adiato Djalo Nandigna)
  • Bosnia Herzegovina (Marina Pendes)
  • Slovenia (Andreja Katic)
  • Montenegro (Milica Pejanovic Durisic)
  • Germany (Ursula von der Leyen)
  • Japan (Tomomi Inada)
  • Spain (Maria Dolores de Cospedal Garcia)
Source: www.guide2womenleaders.com

Female UN Police Peacekeepers (June 2019)

Source: https://peacekeeping.un.org/sites/default/files/uniformed_women_infographic_150520_updated.pdf

UN Peacekeeping Statistics ( 2019)

Source: https://peacekeeping.un.org/sites/default/files/4_country_and_post_14.pdf

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