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Norway’s parliament approves mandatory military service to women

Norway’s parliament approves mandatory military service to women

June 15, AP – Norway’s parliament overwhelmingly backed a resolution on Friday, which urges the government to push ahead with legislation on gender neutral conscription. Norway has voted to extend mandatory military conscription to all citizens, regardless of gender, the first peacetime European or NATO country to do so. Women will now likely face one […]

June 15, 2013 | By More
Israeli police protects women praying at Jewish site

Israeli police protects women praying at Jewish site

May 11, AP – The reversal followed a court order backing the right of the women to pray at the Western Wall using religious rituals Orthodox Jews insist should be practiced only by men. Wearing prayer shawls, phylacteries and skull caps reserved for men under strict Orthodox tradition, the women sang and prayed out loud. […]

May 11, 2013 | By More