Asia’s Women Warriors

By Fitriani, Lekshmi Suresh and Ron Matthews

Since the turn of the Milennium, a gender revolution has been stealthily impacting the world’s militaries. Servicewomen are increasingly engaging in the full range of military roles, including Ground Close Combat (GCC). There are now 17 countries, some nine percent of the world’s armed forces that allow women to assume combat roles.

This article is to examine the extend and limit of women’s integration in countries that allow greater participation of women in their national military. If you would like to read the article in the online magazine version, please go here and choose Defence Review Asia, May-June 2017, pages 28-32, subscription is free. Thanks for reading.

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