Norway extended compulsory military service to women in summer 2016. Women currently make up about ten percent of the Norwegian Armed Forces. All medically fit women aged between 19 and 44 years will be obliged to complete at least 19 months of military service.
Activists and the victims of the Darfur genocide are calling on the international community to do more to end the ongoing violence against women and children in the Darfur region of Sudan.
Berlin has said it’s considering changing its position on conscription. The country is mulling new strategies to deal with possible security threats.
Yanar Mohammed has won Norway’s prestigious Rafto Prize. The Iraqi activist is known for her work promoting women’s rights.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is letting its women wear the hijab as a part of their uniform. The decision comes as several towns …