SALUT­ING GEN­DER EQUAL­ITY

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - FILTER -

The US army has opened its Ranger School to women on a full-time ba­sis, fol­low­ing the his­toric grad­u­a­tion of two fe­male sol­diers in Au­gust 2015. Kris­ten Gri­est, 26, and Shaye Haver, 25, be­came the from the pro­gramme af­ter spend­ing 61 days in one of the tough­est train­ing reg­i­mens in the US army (it has a 40% pass rate). The school has been cen­tral to the mil­i­tary’s on­go­ing re­search on in­te­grat­ing women into jobs in com­bat units; a jour­ney that started in 2013 when Pen­tagon lead­ers made a land­mark de­ci­sion to open all jobs in the mil­i­tary to women.

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