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Latest items for EWCMS-LAW-4

Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"The Committee remains concerned that the representation of women in… the security and police forces remains extremely weak" (8).
Oct. 19, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-1, EWCMS-LAW-4

"Female police and military recruits were subject to invasive virginity testing as a condition of employment, including digital pelvic probes that many activists claimed were painful, degrading, and discriminatory (and also not medically accurate). Despite widespread public outcry, police and military officials defended the practice" (para 224)
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:15 a.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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:01 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"Despite recruiting more women amongst its ranks, there is no shift in attitude or gender sensitization within the police force" (para 4).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:58 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
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"A commissioner (normally an expatriate), who reports to the minister of police, heads the RSIP [Royal Solomon Island Polices] force of 1,200 members, including 240 women" (2). "As part of the police curriculum, officers received specialized training on how to work with rape victims. Police have a Sexual Assault Unit, staffed mostly by female officers, to combat the problem" (9).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"Police maintained a women-only division that received in-person complaints freely but had limited access to homes" (16).
Aug. 15, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"The Ministry for Human and Minority Rights . . . also signed a MoU with the Police Academy with the aim of increasing the number of enrolled women" (page 9).
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"Across the country there are 34 specialized domestic and gender-based violence units (UEVDGs), with a total staff complement of 426 (119 male and 307 female). . . The gender-based violence area of the Unified Command Centre acts as a monitoring centre and in December 2013 had 28 police officers (Director, Deputy Director, four shift managers and 22 operators) of whom 15 were women and 13 men" (page 14-15).
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"As at 30 June 2015 women made up 18 per cent of Police officers and 29 per cent of all employees. In the year to June 2015 the number of women in Superintendent positions had doubled to six, including three in the role of District Commander (out of the 12 District Commander roles available). The first intake of 2015 at the Royal New Zealand Police College was 50 per cent women. Recruitment of women is at the highest it has been for at least the last 15 years, at 34 per cent. Attrition rates for women have decreased significantly in the past year and are now at equitable levels for...more
May 15, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"The Committee is particularly concerned that, notwithstanding the comprehensive audit of discriminatory laws conducted by the Commission and the fact that the State party ratified the Convention in 1985, various discriminatory provisions remain in effect, including: Section 42 (3) of the Constitution, which validates any law that may impose discriminatory restrictions with respect to appointment to the police force; Section 118 (g) of the Police Act, which prohibits the recruitment of a married woman into the police force (4). "Recalling its previous concluding observations (CEDAW/C/NGA/CO/6, paras. 13 and 29), the Committee remains concerned about discriminatory provisions in the Labour Act of 1990, the Factories Act of 1987 and the Police...more
May 4, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"The AFP International Deployment Group deploys Australian police domestically and internationally for stability and security operations, United Nations missions and capacity development. The group increases female representation in leadership and management roles through targeted training programmes. For example, the AFP supports the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police Women’s Advisory Network and has sponsored Pacific delegates to attend the 2013 Australasian Women and Policing Advisory Council conference in Australia. The International Deployment Group and the Pacific Police Development programme also fund female police officers from across the Pacific to attend gender specific workshops conducted by the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre" (Pg 26).
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).
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).