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.

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)

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