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Statistics

Proportion of women serving in state militaries:

2010 figures except 2008 *

  • Afghanistan - 0.3 percent
  • Australia - 15.7 percent
  • Bangladesh - 0.4 percent*
  • Brazil - 3.5 percent*
  • Canada - 14.5 percent
  • Germany - 8.9 percent
  • Ghana - 8.7 percent
  • Nepal - 3.8 percent*
  • New Zealand - 16.5 percent
  • Peru - 4.7 percent*
  • Poland - 1.8 percent
  • Switzerland - 0.5 percent*
  • UK - 13.6 percent

 

Source: Mathers, J. (2013:131) Women and State Military Forces in Women and Wars edited by C. Coln. Cambridge, UK, Polity Press.

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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 2017)

Source: http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/issues/police.shtml

UN Peacekeeping Statistics (2018)