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Compulsory military service for women in Norway?

"Compulsory military service for women may be introduced already in the next parliamentary period, says Defence Minister Anne-Grete Stroem-Erichsen to NRK. In her opinion, the present system for national service is outdated, and she is working to make system gender neutral.

The proposed new law covering general conscription for both men and women will be presented to Parliament (Storting) next spring. If the law is passed, today's 15-year-old girls may be called up for national service at the age of 18.

Source: The Norway Post, 6 July 2007

Veröffentlicht in CO-Update, August 2007, No. 31