Last updated: 14 February 2017
In July 2016, the Prime Minister, David Cameron, announced that women would be allowed to serve in combat roles. The UK now joins countries including Canada, Norway and the US in allowing women to fight on the front line.
A hundred years ago, women could officially join the army for the first time as part of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC). Change has occurred around the world since then, and opportunities for women to serve in their country’s armed forces have opened up.
In partnership with the Royal United Services Institute for Defence & Security Studies (RUSI), we’re bringing together a panel of experts to discuss the significance and implications of the decision to lift the ban on women in combat roles in the British Army.
Each speaker will have 8-10 minutes to share their views. We will then open up the discussion to the audience.
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