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Norway Became First NATO and European Country to Draft Women in Military Service

The Parliament of Norway, called the Storting, voted on 14 June 2013 to recruit women in armed forces. It became the first NATO country to do so.

Jun 15, 2013 15:35 IST
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NorwayThe Parliament of Norway, called the Storting, voted on 14 June 2013 to recruit women in armed forces. With this, Norway became the first NATO and also the first European country to make military services obligatory for males as well as the females.

It is worth noticing that Norway has always led the fight for gender equality and for this, it also introduced measures like making it mandatory for all the public limited companies to fill minimum 40 percent board seats with female members.

Women in Norway compose half of the present Government. The opinion polls in Norway also indicate that Erna Solberg, the opposition leader might become the second female Prime Minister of Norway in Elections which are scheduled for late 2013.

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