Statistics

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 women are Defense Ministers and Executives(March 2022):

  • Austria: Klaudia Tanner, Minister of Defense (Jan. 2020-Present)
  • Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina Prime Minister (Nov. 2017- Present)
  • Belgium: Ludivine Dedonder, Minister of Defense (October 2020-Present)
  • Canada: Anita Anand, Minister of Defense (Oct. 2021-Present)
  • Chile: Maya Fernández Allende, Minister of Defense (March 2022-Present)
  • Czech Republic: Jana Černochová, Minister of Defense (Dec. 2021-Present)
  • France: Florence Parly, Minister of Defense (June 2017-Present)
  • Germany: Christine Lambrecht, Minister of Defense (Dec. 2021-Present)
  • Iceland: Þórdís Kolbrún R. Gylfadóttir, Minister of Defense (Nov. 2021-Present)
  • Maldives: Mariya Ahmed Didi, Minister of Defense (Nov. 2018- Present)
  • Montenegro: Olivera Injac, Minister of Defense (Dec. 2020-Present)
  • Netherlands: Kajsa Ollongren, Minister of Defense (Jan. 2022-Present)
  • Nicaragua: Rosa Adelina Barahona Castro, Minister of Defense (August 2019-Present)
  • Portugal: Helena Carreiras, Minister of Defense (March 2022-Present)
  • South Africa: Thandi Modise, Minister of Defense (August 2021- Present)
  • South Sudan: Angelina Teny, Minister of Defense (March 2020-Present)
  • Spain: Margarita Robles, Minister of Defense (June 2018- Present)
  • Suriname: Krishna Mathoera, Minister of Defense (July 2020-Present)
  • Switzerland: Viola Amherd, Minister of Defense (Jan. 2019- Present)
  • Togo: Essozimna Marguerite Gnakade, Minister of Defense (Oct. 2020-Present)
  • Zimbabwe: Oppah Muchinguri, Minister of Defense (Sept. 2018-Present)
  • Barbados: Mia Mottley, Prime Minister (May 2018-Present), Sandra Mason, President(Nov. 2021-Present)
  • Denmark: Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister (June 2019-Present)
  • Ethiopia: Sahle-Work Zewde, President (Oct. 2018-Present)
  • Finland: Sanna Mirella Marin, Prime Minister (Dec. 2019-Present)
  • Georgia: Salome Zourabichvili, President (Dec 2018-Present)
  • Honduras: Xiomara Castro, President (Jan 2022-Present)
  • Iceland: Katrin Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister (Nov 2017- Present)
  • Nepal: Bidhya Devi Bandhari, President (Oct. 2015- Present)
  • New Zealand: Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister (Oct. 2017-Present)
  • Singapore: Halimah Yacob, President (Sept. 2017- Present)
  • Sweden: Magdalena Andersson, Prime Minister (Nov. 2021- Present)
  • Tanzania: Samia Suluhu Hassan, President (Mar. 2021-Present)
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_female_defence_ministers

Female UN Peacekeepers (2020)

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UN Peacekeeping Statistics ( 2021)

Contributions to UN Peacekeeping by Country

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This graph shows the percentage of women’s inclusion in parliament, according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union data. Further Details

Updated information on women's inclusion in Parliament as of July 1, 2022: Further Details

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External Resources

These are some useful links to other resources that would further inform you on the global issues surrounding women’s issues pertaining to inclusion, justice and security. 

https://sgp.fas.org/crs/misc/R45483.pdf 

https://www.weforum.org/reports/global-gender-gap-report-2021/digest 

https://www.cfr.org/article/womens-power-index

https://giwps.georgetown.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/WPS-Index-2021.pdf 

https://www.ipu.org/women-in-politics-2021 

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