Algeria Appoints Four Female Army Generals

11.07.2014 Algeria
Algeria Appoints Four Female Army Generals

Algeria Appoints Four Female Army Generals

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Algeria has appointed three women Army Generals, therefore becoming the Arab country with the biggest number of high-ranking female Army Commanders, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.

The nomination of the three Generals, whose names were not revealed, come as part of a move seen as a sign of the liberalization of Algeria’s closed military organization.

A fourth General was appointed by the Algerian President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika in November 2010 as the first General of the Armée Nationale Populaire (ANP) or People’s National Army.

Since 2005, Bouteflika has been under pressure to enact more changes in favor of women’s rights.

Despite women’s increasing roles in the Algerian professional world, under the Family Code they remain legally vulnerable.

Photo: Fatima Arjoun, first Algerian female General in this 2010 file photo. (Al Arabiya)

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