1 Jul 2019

First females join Vanuatu Mobile Force

1:44 pm on 1 July 2019

The paramilitary wing of Vanuatu's police force has accepted its first female recruits.

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Twenty young women were among a hundred new recruits who have joined the Vanuatu Mobile Force.

The recruitment is being celebrated as a milestone in a country where being a soldier has formerly been regarded as a man's job which women cannot carry out.

The Daily Post reports that local women's organisations have welcomed the news as a sign that the VMF is adhering to the principle of gender equality.