Official information
Banner
Banner

Norwegian women opposed to gender-neutral military service

alt52 percent of Norwegian women oppose a proposal that military service should be compulsory for females. Men, however, are more positive towards equal military duty for both genders.

According to the Norwegian Defense's Citizen survey from 2012, 52 percent of Norwegian women do not want compulsory military service for females, which is the case today for Norwegian males.

28 percent of the female respondents say that they are in favour of or somewhat in favour of a gender neutral, compulsory military service. 43 percent of men, on the other hand, are for.

The ombudsperson for equal rights, however, has stated that women and men should have the same terms when it comes to military service in Norway. The ombudsperson thinks that today's arrangement is discriminating against men.

The general population does not seem to agree - 44 percent disagree that women should serve compulsory military service, and 36 percent are for. The study also shows that those who are familiar with the Norwegian Defense are more positive towards gender-neutral terms for military service.

Aftenposten reported last week that neither the Program Committee in the Labor Party or the Agrarians is planning to introduce a gender-neutral policy for military service. Meanwhile, the issue has still been a hot political topic - also within the parties.

The government will issue a report to Parliament sometime this spring about skills in the Norwegians Defense. Gender-neutral military service will be on the list of topics.

(Aftenposten)

Julie Ryland


Related Articles

Norwegian–US mine clearance initiative

Norway and the US are joining forces in a further initiative to support mine clearance, following a meeting between Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende and US Secretary of State John Kerry in Oslo on Wednesday...Read more...

World's largest tropical forest conference in Oslo

On June 14th and 15th, 500 politicians, private sector companies, indigenous peoples representatives, researchers and civil society organizations from all over the world gather in Oslo to discuss how to stop the destruction of the world’s tropical forests. ..Read more...

Oil & Gas: Significant merger between Det norske and PB Norge

Det norske oljeselskap ASA (Det norske) has entered into an agreement with BP p.l.c. (BP) to merge with BP Norge AS (BP Norge) through a share purchase transaction, to create the leading independent offshore E&P company...Read more...

Norway provides educational funds for Syria and neighbours

Foreign Minister Børge Brende says Norway intends to allocate NOK 400 million for education in Syria and its neighbouring countries Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq for the period 2016–2018...Read more...

Oil&Gas: New licensing round

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) has issued an offer of new production licences in the 23rd licensing round on the Norwegian continental shelf. All ten production licences are located in the Barents Sea. ..Read more...

Happy birthday, Norway!

May 17th, is Norway's National Day. It is celebrated all across the nation, from the largest community to the smallest, with parades, bands, flags, national costumes, festival services and festivities with everyone taking part, marking the day in 1814, when Norway adopted its new Constitution...Read more...

Norway increases support to fight against ISIL

- The advance of ISIL affects Norway's security, says Prime Minister Erna Solberg. The Government has therefore decided to make a new military contribution to the international coalition’s operation against ISIL...Read more...

13 dead in tragic helicopter accident

The police has confirmed that the 13 people on board a helicopter on assignement for Statoil are feared dead.  The CHC helicopter crashed on Friday, en route from the Gullfaks B platform in the North Sea to Bergen on the West Coast of Norway. ..Read more...

Norway's Statoil enters the German offshore wind market

Norwegian energy provider Statoil has announced that it is entering the German offshore wind market, through a 50% acquisition of the Arkona offshore wind farm...Read more...

Norway provides earthquake relief in Ecuador

- The earthquake in Ecuador has severely affected over a million people. There is an urgent need to get aid to the affected areas, and Norway is providing NOK 15 million for this purpose, says Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.   ..Read more...

Norway steps up support for vulnerable groups in humanitarian crises

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, says Norway is earmarking NOK 40 million for efforts to help people with disabilities and to combat sexual violence in humanitarian crises...Read more...

Increased export of Norwegian Seafood

Norway exported seafood worth NOK 21.3 billion in Q1 2016, - an increase of 22 per cent or NOK 3.8 billion compared with Q1 2015...Read more...

Norway and the US sign MoU on non-proliferation assistance

Norway and the US have signed a memorandum on nuclear non-proliferation cooperation and nuclear security. Prime minister Erna Solberg (photo) says Norway and the US have a long history of cooperating on nuclear non-proliferation. ..Read more...

Battery storage for Wind Power energy

Offshore Scotland, the Norwegian energy provider Statoil will launch Batwind, a new battery storage solution for offshore wind energy. ..Read more...

Easter in Norway - from church pews to mountain peaks

 As many of our readers already know, for many Norwegians, Easter vacation started already on the afternoon of Friday before Palm Sunday, and will last at least 10 days, including Monday after Easter...Read more...

62 Degrees North

http://www.norwaypost.no/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/612298Web_0074_hm_567x378_72.jpg

Sea Safari

Let the adrenalin flow during our exiting sea safari in an open rapid RIB boat. Discover Ålesund from the sea. Visit seal colonies and experience puffins and eagles at the See details

http://www.norwaypost.no/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/979953Web_Brosundet_lighthouse_room_49.jpg

Brosundet Lighthouse

Hotel Brosundet is small and intimate with only 47 rooms. The jewel in our treasury-box is Room 47. Only a few minutes walk from the hotel lies the old and See details

http://www.norwaypost.no/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/489969Web_DSC_4757.jpg

Storfjord Hotel

Storfjord Hotel is a secluded luxury hotel situated in Øvre Glomset, 30 km east of Ålesund, on a hillside overlooking the Storfjord and the Sunnmøre Alps. Ever since it opened See details

http://www.norwaypost.no/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/971299Web_Kajakk_Brosundet.jpg

Kayaking in Brosundet

A surprisingly large number of Norway’s most stunning natural attractions are concentrated around 62 degrees north latitude. Our company, 62˚Nord is a local company, with the intimate local knowledge necessary See details

http://www.norwaypost.no/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/739979Web_640__Somerruter_Foto_RasmusKongs__re.jpg

Summer Trip

Join a tour with a comfortable sightseeing boat to the wild and majestic Hjørundfjord, with stunning views of mountains and fjords at their most spectacular! The meeting between the torn See details

Local News in Brief

Social Networking

Norges Rederiforbund
Statoil
Eidsvoll 200 year

.Partners

NORGE.NO/DIFI
Bedin Front Right Top