Qatar is con­sid­er­ing mak­ing it op­tional for women to at­tend a na­tional ser­vice pro­gramme, which is manda­tory for men.

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This was dis­closed by the Min­is­ter of State for De­fence Ma­jor-Gen­eral HE Ha­mad bin Ali Al At­tiyah, at a cer­e­mony held to mark the com­ple­tion of the first batch of Na­tional Ser­vice cadets. Some 2,000 young Qatari men com­prised the first-ever batch. The sec­ond batch, con­sist­ing of univer­sity and high school stu­dents, will be­gin its train­ing as part of the Na­tional Ser­vice af­ter Ra­madan. For women vol­un­teers, spe­cial train­ing pro­grammes will be put in place af­ter care­ful stud­ies. The first batch of univer­sity grad­u­ates suc­cess­fully com­pleted their three-month train­ing in Al Shamal.

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