In the name of equality, Princess Amalia, and 100,000 other Dutch girls, get drafted

October 26, 2020

According to Dutch News:

Some 100,000 17-year old girls in the Netherlands will be receiving their call up papers this week, informing them they are now eligible for military service should it be required.

They can be called up at any time if the Netherlands goes to war with another country before they turn 45.

Despite a number of campaigns women only account for 10% of military personnel. ‘…it is very difficult to find women who want an army job,’ a ministry of defence spokesman told broadcaster Nos.

Princess Amalia is the first female heir to the throne to receive a call up letter.

To read the entire article in Dutch News, please click here.

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