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

Statoil awards Mariner contracts to Asco

Norwegian energy provider Statoil (U.K.) Limited has on behalf of the Mariner co-venturers awarded the contracts for supply base and warehousing services for the Mariner field to Asco UK Limited...Read more...

Ice Hockey:: Zuccarello signs extension with Rangers

The New York Rangers and right-wing Mats Zuccarello have agreed on a contract extension of four years, according to ESPN...Read more...

Air Travel: Pilots' strike continues

The strike by 70 pilots at low-fare airline Norwegian continues, and today, Tuesday, 13 flights have been cancelled, due to the strike which began Saturday...Read more...

Labor Party names candidates for new deputy leader

Hadia TajikTrond Giske and Hadia Tajik have been named deputy leader candidates for the Labor Party. The new party leaders and a new central board will be elected during the national assembly from April 16-19. ..Read more...

Skiing World Championships: A fourth gold for Northug

Norway's Petter Northug secured his 4th gold medal of the Nordic Skiing World Championships, when he won the men's 50km cross country mass start event at Falun, Sweden on Sunday. ..Read more...

Skiing World Championships: 20 medals for Norway

Norwegian participants collected altogether 20 medals at the Nordic Skiing World Championships in Falun, Sweden, this past week: 11 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze...Read more...

Avalanche hit four cars - all survived

A large avalanche hit four cars carrying a total of 11 persons on Highway E39 in Hordaland county on Sunday afternoon. All survived, and only three persons, one of them a baby, received minor injuries...Read more...

Norwegians receive death threats by SMS

PoliceSeveral hundred Norwegians have received death threats by text message from a telephone number registered in Lithuania. ..Read more...

New winter storm batters coastal Norway

Another winter storm is this weekend battering coastal Norway south of Trondheim, as well as musc of the mountain regions of Southern Norway. Driving conditions are difficult, and many roads are closed...Read more...

Ski Jumping: Team Gold for Norway

The Norwegiaan jumpers won the ski jumping team event at the 2015 Skiing World Championships at Falun, Sweden on Saturday, ahead of Austria, with Poland in third...Read more...

Cross Country gold and silver for Norway

Norway's Therese Johaug won her third gold of the 2015 Nordic World Ski Championships after racing to victory in the cross country 30km mass start competition in Falun, Sweden on Saturday...Read more...

Cross Country gold and silver for Norway

Norway's Therese Johaug won her third gold of the 2015 Nordic World Ski Championships after racing to victory in the cross country 30km mass start competition in Falun, Sweden on Saturday...Read more...

Nordic Combined: Team bronze for Norway

Magnus Moan and Håvard Klemetsen secured another bronze medal for Norway when they came third in the Nordic Combined team event of the Skiing World Championships at Falun, Sweden on Saturday. ..Read more...

Cross country: Relay Gold for Norway

Norway's Petter Northug (photo) outsprinted Sweden's Calle Halfvarsson on the last stretch to secure the gold medal for Norway in the men's 4x10km relay event at the Skiing World Championships in Falun, Sweden on Friday...Read more...

Air Travel: Strike hits Norwegian

Low fare airline Norwegian has been hit by strike from Saturday morning, after the airline and its Scandianvian pilots failed to reach a new wage agreement during Friday's arbitration...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
Norsk Romsenter
Folkeuniversitetet