Saudi women to be enlisted in army for first time

Saudi women to be enlisted in army for first time

04.10.19 / The Saudi Defense Ministry has allowed women to be enlisted in the army for the first time, and to serve from private soldier to the sergeant in the army’s branches of ground, air, navy, air defence and missile forces as well as medical services.

The measure is another step to “empower women” as part of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s “Saudi Vision 2030” development plan.

Last year, Saudi Arabia allowed women to join security services including drug combat, prisons and criminal investigations.

Full story at Gulf News

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