50 per cent of the Swiss population are women. The proportion of women in the Swiss army stands at 0.7 per cent; that is, a "crass disproportion" says Federal councillor Viola Amherd in an Interview with the "Rundschau".
The Secretary of defense wants to push the topic now. In the VBS 'm currently working on a concept; among other things, information events should take place in schools, which "sends targeted to women, so that women also have women as the point of contact inside," says Amherd.
The SRF magazine reported on a previously unreleased 5-points-program of the Swiss officer's society for the promotion of women. In addition to the information events at schools, the program provides for a targeted to women-targeted information campaign and media campaign; they wanted to raise women's awareness for the political-security concerns, it was said.
The monetary stimulus is not missing: an attractive premium to the Commencement or education credits, especially for Specialists. In addition, the officers propose that women who serve in the military, a new diploma and certificate.
women could problem solve
Also, the volunteer Orientation will reconsider. It is planned to a cantonal pilot project with a mandatory Orientation for women. In addition, the occasions for women in Switzerland to be designed in a coordinated as well as attractive and binding.
The military service could also be for women interesting to make a military career, and it would certainly bring the army more, says Amherd. "It is not only in the economy so that mixed Teams perform better."
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You've been sleeping for the advancement of women so far, says the President of the Swiss officer's society, Stefan Holenstein, compared to SRF. Therefore, they wanted to win in the next few years, between 3000 and 5000 women for the army. The army had an inventory problem, "and women can help solve the."
Less military service grade because of poor reform
in 2018, have been 397 women volunteer recruitment. 272 were judged to be military fit for service, 34 as a protective fit for duty and 31 as medically unfit. 12 women have been put back a further 48 are not indented either inserted or withdrew their application.
in Total, were evaluated in 2018 during the six recruitment centres 31’411 position requiring. The are about 5000 fewer than the previous year. Instead of 25’000 as in the previous year is less than 22’000 military service were fit. One reason is the poor reform of the WEA, which allows a flexible RS-Start up to 25 years. The army is expecting a stabilisation in the next few years.
Of left-wing politicians and organizations, the General compulsory military service for women is fought. You will find that women in Switzerland would have to mandatory serve in the military?
(nag/With Material of the SDA)
Created: 03.04.2019, 15:09 PM