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Norway: War no longer a boy's game for Norwegian soldiers01:04

Norway: War no longer a boy's game for Norwegian soldiers

Norway, South Varanger
October 14, 2014 at 20:14 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Norwegian parliament passed a historic bill on Tuesday, extending mandatory military service to women, in a drive towards gender equality.

Proposition 122 L seeks to amend the Military Service and Home Guard Acts to allow women to be drafted in to fight. The bill passed in Oslo, with 96 votes for and 6 against, meanwhile it will be put to a second reading later in the term before being written into law.

If the bill is enacted, all women will be subject to the same conditions of military service as men, meaning all medically fit women between 19 and 44 years old will have to serve at least 19 months in the military. Women will be subject to conscription during wartime. The bill also includes provisions for the use of gender-neutral language.

Norway: War no longer a boy's game for Norwegian soldiers01:04
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The Norwegian parliament passed a historic bill on Tuesday, extending mandatory military service to women, in a drive towards gender equality.

Proposition 122 L seeks to amend the Military Service and Home Guard Acts to allow women to be drafted in to fight. The bill passed in Oslo, with 96 votes for and 6 against, meanwhile it will be put to a second reading later in the term before being written into law.

If the bill is enacted, all women will be subject to the same conditions of military service as men, meaning all medically fit women between 19 and 44 years old will have to serve at least 19 months in the military. Women will be subject to conscription during wartime. The bill also includes provisions for the use of gender-neutral language.