Algeria boasts the largest number of female police officers in the Muslim world.The status of women in the military had been made legally equal to that of men in an ordinance on February 28, 2006, and the military’s promotions of women from 2009 to 2015 broke an apparent taboo.
On the 30th of June 2017, women were found to make up 16.5% of the Australian Defence Force (with 20.6% in the Royal Australian Air Force, 20.4% in the Royal Australian Navy and 13.2% in the Australian Army).
However, up until 2016, only 74% of the total number of available roles in the Australian armed forces were available to women.
Despite this, using 1998-99 figures, the ADF had the highest percentage of women in its employ in the world.
In 1998, Australia became the fourth nation in the world to allow women to serve on its submarines.
In World War I and World War II women served in auxiliary roles in the South African Defence Force and were assigned to non-combat active roles after 1970.