Women perform military duties in a number of countries where the dominant religion is Islam. Some female soldiers from Western countries are deployed in support of combat operations or otherwise stationed in Muslim countries. Women also serve in the militaries of a number of Muslim countries. There are numerous restrictions placed on these servicewomen.

Women in Muslim Countries’ Militaries

Several Muslim countries’ militaries contain women, though these women are often confined to traditionally feminine roles in administration, education, and medicine. When women are confined to limited specialties, they are also denied advancement opportunities and other benefits.

Although women have served in Turkey's and Jordan's militaries since the 1950s, these countries have mainly limited women to noncombat positions. The Turkish Armed Forces restricts women to the officer, as opposed ...

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