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Places where the world saw progress, for the Aug. 17 & 24, 2020 Monitor Weekly. Source: Staff

1. United States

The Navy welcomed its first Black female tactical jet pilot last month after Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle completed her final undergraduate flight. In the 1980s, Brenda Robinson became the first African American woman to serve as a Navy flight instructor and VIP transport pilot, but she did not fly fighter jets.

In the years since, the Navy has often been criticized for its lack of diversity, especially among fighter units. A 2018 investigation found that of 1,404 Hornet pilots, only 26

2. Colombia3. Lesotho4. France5. United Kingdom6. Pakistan

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