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Source: DW

German armed forces recruit fewer minors

15-Jan-2019

Parliamentary Armed Forces Commissioner Hans-Peter Bartels welcomed the development, emphasizing that the recruitment of minors "must remain the exception." "Nothing has changed in the recruitment practices of the Bundeswehr," a Defense Ministry spokeswoman said.

Prior to this decision, all young males were obligated to either serve in the armed forces or perform an alternative service for a limited period of time in civilian areas. Germans wishing to enter the military but be at least 17 years old, and if they are still underage, they require permission from their parents.

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Source: Global News

Canadian Forces seeing slow progress in recruiting women, top general says

Friday 06:04 GMT

Canada’s top military officer admits there has been slower progress than expected to get more women into the Canadian Forces.

New figures show there has been only a small increase in the number of women in the military over the last two years, but General Jonathan Vance says he remains committed to his goal of having women represent one-quarter of all military personnel by 2026. RCMP civilian advisory board to tackle bullying, harassment — is that enough?. “I’m pushing for 25 per cent women,” Vance told The Canadian Press.


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