Policy paper

Women in defence charter

A commitment to improving gender balance in defence.



The Women in Defence Charter was launched to improve gender balance in the defence sector, both public and private.

53 organisations have signed the charter.

By signing, they pledge to be the very best at driving inclusion and diversity, providing fair opportunities for women to succeed at all levels.

Published 8 January 2020
Last updated 6 April 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated the list of signatories to total 53.

  2. Updated the list of signatories.

  3. Updated the Women in defence charter signatories as of 16 July 2020.

  4. Added two new companies to the signatories list.

  5. First published.