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Latest items for EWCMS-LAW-4

April 11, 2018, 9:04 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-1, EWCMS-LAW-4

"The Committee commends the State party on introducing temporary special measures, including quotas for the representation of both sexes in the Electoral Code (2012), in the State Police and in the armed forces, as well as economic support to women entrepreneurs. The Committee is concerned, however, about the lack of monitoring of the implementation, and of information on, the impact of such temporary measures on the achievement of substantive gender equality in all areas covered by the Convention" (Pg 5).
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"Organization of an annual campaign to raise awareness among girls in secondary schools and universities about the possibility of a career in the National Police of Burundi" (32).
March 7, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"Staffing female officers: Women and Children’s Police Desks have been established in Police Stations, staffed with female officers, in the Northern and the Eastern Provinces. Specially trained police officers function at such desks which provide an enabling and protective environment for children, women and girls and their parents to report incidents of abuse and exploitation" (12).
Jan. 25, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"NGOs lobbied for more female investigators in police stations to deal with violence against women cases, and police made some efforts to increase women’s enrollment into the Police Cadet Academy. During the year female officers constituted approximately 8 percent of police personnel countrywide, the same as reported in 2014. There were an estimated 300 female police investigators nationwide, with 130 based in Bangkok" (35). "The Police Cadet Academy for commissioned officers accepts female cadets and reserved 70 of 280 places in the cadet class for women. The first female cadet class graduated from the four-year program in 2013, and three groups of 70 women have graduated from the program and ...more
Dec. 17, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"Many women IPS spoke to, say they feel danger still lurks around street corners, especially in the big cities, where venturing out at night is still considered an `adventure’" (para 14). There are women in the IPS (Indian Police Service), but we do not know if they are being actively recruited (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 2, 2017, 3:34 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"According to recent report from the Afghan government, 1,300 Afghan women are serving in the police force and 2,000 women are part of the security forces" (para 6).
Sept. 20, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela

The riot police pictured in this photograph seem to be mostly all women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Aug. 7, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"In New York and Los Angeles, policewomen commit roughly 5 percent of shootings, while making up just under 20 percent of sworn officers. Women make up only about 12 percent of sworn officers nationwide" (para 5-6). "Katherine Spillar, the executive director of the Feminist Majority Foundation, which runs the National Center for Women and Policing...calls for more female-friendly recruitment practices" (para 6).
March 24, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"Anecdotal evidence also suggested that sexual harassment and other derogatory treatment was a particular problem for female law enforcement officers, who constituted 8.5 percent of the HNP" (25).
Feb. 21, 2017, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Egypt

"It’s not that the issue has been ignored, as several achievements have been made recently after years of efforts by civil societies and the state. Among these achievements are the sexual harassment law — the first of its kind in Egypt, enacted in June 2014 — and the establishment of the first female-only police force in May 2013" (para 4).
Dec. 12, 2016, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"Women remained underrepresented in law enforcement agencies, although progress in their recruitment continued" (21).
Dec. 1, 2016, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"The Turkish government’s Official Gazette published Aug. 27 a new ruling according to which female police officers serving with the Turkish National Police are now allowed to wear headscarves as part of their uniform. The ruling came into force immediately. On Aug. 30, Turkey's Victory Day, the photographs of a policewoman at Taksim Square in Istanbul and of a female officer who was part of the team guarding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the official celebrations in Ankara appeared in the media" (Para 1-2).
Nov. 30, 2016, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

According to Table 2, Representation of women in elected and appointed governmental positions, there were 300 men and 2 women Police officers, and 337 men and 84 women Customs officers (17).
Nov. 17, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"A considerable number of women work in law enforcement: in 2010, there were 2,216, with 314 holding leadership posts; in 2011, the figures were 2,580 and 325, respectively; in 2012, the figures stood at 2,783 and 341, respectively; in 2013, they were 2,838 and 332. A total of 291 women are due to receive a promotion. A total of 84 women hold operational posts in procuratorial bodies, as well as in the Department for Tax and Currency Crimes and the Legalization of Illicit Income in the Office of the Procurator-General, and 23 hold leadership positions" (26)
Aug. 21, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan

"Parveena’s story — she was one of six policewomen killed in 2013 — is an extreme case, but it reflects the dangers and difficulties of Afghan policewomen and the broader Western effort to engineer gender equality in Afghanistan" (Para 6)
Aug. 13, 2016, 12:56 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"Marriet Schuurman, the NATO secretary-general: The capacity is obviously a matter for training for both men and women and that is what our mission here is about. But there is a specific need for building the capacity of the Afghan women. For Afghan policewomen, since this year, we have started to train Afghan police officers in Turkey with the assistance of the Japanese authorities -- training facilities hosted by the Turkish authorities -- to specifically train Afghan female police officers to [give them] the basic skills they will need in order to be able to be security providers in their communities," (para. 7-8).
July 28, 2016, 7:23 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

In 2013 President dos Santos signed a decree on gender equality in the national police, instructing the national police commander to encourage the enlistment of more women in the police force.” (19).
July 19, 2016, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago

"Within the realm of national security, the number of women police officers has increased drastically from 12 in 1955 to 1700 out of a total of 6000 in 2011. Women police officers have benefited from the transformation of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service which now uses a merit-based system of promotions, as opposed to the former system based on seniority. Therefore, all officers, female or male, have equal opportunities for training and promotions. Currently, the senior post of Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police is held by a woman police officer and the largest number of promotions of women police officers occurred in 2011." (21)
April 8, 2016, 2:29 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"The Iranian laws officially guarantee exclusion of women. Women cannot be elected as the president, cannot be judges, or employed in the army and in the main branches of the police force" (5).
April 4, 2016, 7:21 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"The Department for the Advancement and Integration of Women within the Civil Service has been active on a wide range of topics, all aimed at promoting women in the civil service...In 2008, the Department continued its activities regarding affirmative action for women" (20-21). "The Police strive to raise the number of women in the Police force via affirmative action measures like more flexible working conditions for mothers, and lenient policies for pregnant women" (77).
March 29, 2016, 11:14 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"The creation of the women police task force, which intervenes in cases of sexual harassment in public venues" (3)
March 29, 2016, 11:29 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"Specifically in the security sector, and in line with UNSCR 1325, the government is making particular efforts for the enrollment of women in the Police and the National Defense Forces. In the police, women have increased from less than 100 in 2000 to 577 (20%) and 8% of the national defense forces in 2010. To date, 19% of women police officer holds a chief position at national or district level. Out of these, only one female holds the position of District Police Commander (highest position in police hierarchy at the district level), appointed in September 2010 to lead a force of 100. At the Police Headquarters, 4 women are Chiefs ...more
March 17, 2016, 7:43 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"Does the state recruit women into the police? Yes. The PNP Reform law requires 10% recruitment of women annually The Magna Carta of Women also provides that there shall be an incremental increase in the recruitment and training of women in the police force to assist women who victims of gender related offenses, to ensure that there would be 50-50 ratio of men and women recruited and trained in the police force. Are there special female police forces? No. But it is encouraged that women police officers should be assigned in the Women and Children Protection Desks in the police stations to assist women who are victims of gender-related violence" ...more
March 14, 2016, 11:26 a.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"To note one more aspect of the changing existing stereotypical views on and attitudes towards the roles of women and men, as well as the work undertaken to further encourage diversification of the educational choices of boys and girls...17 per cent of the Patrol Police Department of the Ministry were women by the end of 2011" (16). "The International Narcotics and law Enforcements Affairs office (INL) of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi organized three daylong conference 'Women in Policing.' 142 female police officers from various regions of Georgia participated the conference. Topics of the agenda was designed to enhance the skills and role of female officers, they need to be ...more
March 4, 2016, 9:13 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"The Underground Girls of Kabul [a journalistic book] is anchored by vivid characters who bring this remarkable story to life: ...Nader, who prays with Shahed, the undercover female police officer, as they both remain in male disguise as adults..."(1). If Shahed has to disguise herself as a male as a police officer it is likely that women are not allowed to be police officers or that there are a lot of obstacles (ENB-Coder Comment)
Feb. 29, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

""Yes, the state does recruit women into the police forces. There are not police forces specific to females; the police forces are mixed. However, more men are police officers than women. It is not common that a woman could have time for such a committed job. If women are in the police force, they are often used to cater to rape victims, and victims of other sexual violence, since they are more nurturing." Anna Saienko" (23)
Feb. 26, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"In the Ministry of the Interior, female police officers make up 13.5 percent of the total number of employees. The share of women in strategic leading positions (heads of police administrations, directors of police administrations and heads of sectors in the MI headquarters) is 12.5 percent, at middle level (heads of departments) their share is 10.5 percent, and 13.85 percent of women are employed at the operational level (heads of sections and heads of shifts)" (42)
Feb. 26, 2016, 10:57 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"The MPS (Malawi Police Service) has the highest number of female service persons at 21.7 percent and also boasts a high number of women in decision making positions especially at the rank of Commissioner where women comprise 33.3 percent (2 of out of 6 Commissioners)" (12)
Feb. 26, 2016, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"The MPS (Malawi Police Service) has the highest number of female service persons at 21.7 percent and also boasts a high number of women in decision making positions especially at the rank of Commissioner where women comprise 33.3 percent (2 of out of 6 Commissioners)" (12)
Jan. 8, 2016, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"The Committee also expresses its concern about the limited number of women police officers available to deal with cases of sexual and domestic violence" (5)