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Latest items for EWCMS-LAW-4

April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"As for women in the State Police, as at December 2008, they amounted to 14.664, of whom 917 performing managerial duties" (56).
Feb. 13, 2021, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

“As Pakistan struggles with extremism and terrorism, a growing number of women are joining the country's security forces. Photographer Sa'adia Khan recently spent some time with the female police commandos in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad. During months of intense exercises, these Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) commandos acquire essential skills in survival, hostage rescue, counterterrorism operations, and policing protests” (para 1).
Feb. 4, 2021, 11:07 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"Pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution 1325, passed in 2000, Afghanistan has put in place the Elimination of Violence against Women Law (EVAW Law), including the establishment of the Commissions on EVAW at national and local levels and the EVAW Prosecution Units. It also has seen to the creation of women protection centers and the progressive increase in recruitment of policewomen. Today, across Afghanistan, there are 205 gender response units, run primarily by women of the Afghanistan National Police, in some of the most troubled parts of the country. Despite the challenges they face in gaining acceptance, I am encouraged by the dedication of these Afghan policewomen. Their motivations to...more
Jan. 31, 2021, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: LO-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-1, EWCMS-LAW-4

“Angola has a significant number of non-governmental associations, which attests to the openness to such organizations and to the capacity of women, including: the Angolan Women’s Organization, the Association of Women Entrepreneurs, the League of Angolan Women, the Angolan Association of Women Lawyers, the Women’s Network, the Association of Women Police, the Association of Women Parliamentarians, the Forum of Women Journalists for Gender Equality, the Association of Women Journalists, the Women in Action Platform and the Network of Women Living with HIV/AIDS” (pp. 28-29).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"But Superintendent Pili Simon Misungwi, who heads the gender desk at the Shinyanga district police station, dismisses any claims of wrongdoing by her staff" (para 34).
Dec. 23, 2020, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"The Bhopal Police’s Nirbhaya Women’s Patrol is under the scanner for moral policing. The team is named after the December 16 gang-rape victim’s pseudonym. The six-member police unit consists of an SUV with a male driver and four women constables led by Sub-Inspector Namita Sahu, an officer who has previously dealt with crimes against women in Jabalpur" (para 1-2).
Dec. 23, 2020, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"As part of a decision made at the G8 summit (June, 2013) to offer army and police security training to 7,000 security personnel, Libyan troops will be sent to the UK for training. There are no women among these personnel, despite years of successful women-formed police and security units first deployed in post-war Liberia in 2003" (5). "Qadhafi exploited women’s rights discourses to prove his modernity and enlightenment. He made pronouncements on women’s advancement and gave them highly visible and sexualized roles as his personal bodyguards" (6).
June 23, 2020, 6 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"The reform of the internal affairs agencies and their integration into the global system requires the broad involvement of women in law enforcement activities. This principle was incorporated in the police reform strategy approved by Presidential decree in March 2013. The Ministry of Internal Affairs will conduct a continuous review of recruitment procedures and job descriptions from a gender perspective in order to identify possible elements of prejudice against women applicants and obstacles to their recruitment and if necessary, make adjustments to these procedures" (9).
March 16, 2020, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"Efforts have been made to recruit additional women police officers. As of September 2015, a total of 2,834 female police officers had been recruited and trained; however, this is only 2% of the total police force. A hindering factor is the prevailing cultural prohibitions and male domination which prevents women from working outside the home and thus making recruitment and retention difficult." (6).
March 4, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"According to Oxfam, the number of female police officers, attorneys and judges has also increased, thus enabling women greater access to protection and justice." (7).
Nov. 14, 2019, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"policewoman warns a woman about the state of her clothing and hair during a crackdown on adhering to the strict Islamic dress code in Tehran April 22, 2007" (picture caption).
July 20, 2019, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-2, RCDW-LAW-1, RCDW-LAW-2, EWCMS-LAW-4

"In areas under its control, ISIS published a 'Civilization Document' with 16 points that a woman must follow or face the death penalty. They included staying at home and not leaving it without an immediate male relative (mahram); wearing a wide cloak, full face veil, and headscarf; closing hair salons; not sitting on chairs in public; and not seeing male doctors. ISIS established the 'al-Khanssaa' brigade, an all-female police force in the city of Raqqa, composed mostly of noncitizen women who enforced these regulations, sometimes violently, among women" (Pg 47).
July 19, 2019, 12:22 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-LAW-1, GP-DATA-5, EWCMS-LAW-4

"Domestic violence against women and girls remained a serious problem. Violence against women and girls, including early and forced marriage, was believed to be one of the major factors responsible for women’s relative poor health, livelihood insecurity, and inadequate social mobilization. Additionally, the practice of early and forced marriage, which remained prevalent, limited girls’ access to education and increased their susceptibility to domestic violence and sexual abuse. The 2009 Domestic Violence (Crime and Punishment) Act allows for settling complaints of domestic violence through mediation with an emphasis on reconciliation. Authorities usually pursued prosecution under the act only when mediation failed. The Nepal Police had women’s cells staffed by female officers...more
July 1, 2019, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"The police force has included women since 1970, and during the year two women achieved the rank of brigadier general and general director" (p. 10).
June 23, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"According to the African Union’s observation mission, women represented 12 percent of personnel working at polling stations" (p. 16).
June 20, 2019, 11:09 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: EWCMS-PRACTICE-2, EWCMS-LAW-4

"Recruitment and retention of female police officers is undermined by factors ranging from a near total lack of woman-only toilets and changing facilities in police stations, to a failure by the government to respond to multiple allegations of sexual assault and harassment of female police officers by male colleagues. n spite of these allegations of abuse and rape, government officials in discussions with Human Rights Watch have been unable to point to a single case where male police officers have been successfully prosecuted for abuse or assault of a female colleague. The Afghanistan government does not have any law or program to deal with workplace sexual harassment including for the...more
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"In October, Ta’iz resistance forces announced the graduation of the first class of female police officers, according to official government media" (39).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"In addition, five police departments and one corps of gendarmes now have gender units, which help to process complaints in cases of violence against women and girls. Since April 2014, these units have recorded and responded to 1,541 cases of gender-based violence" (16). "Women have been able to join the National Police of Côte d’Ivoire since 1987. Out of 457 commissioners in the police force, 52 are female. Women hold 15 of 237 decision-making posts, which is 6 per cent. In 2011, the first woman Director of Administration of the National Police was appointed. In 2012, the first woman district chief was appointed. To date, there are 2 women district...more
April 5, 2019, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"Civilian authorities maintained effective control over the Royal Solomon Islands Police (RSIP)… the minister of police heads the RSIP force of 1,492 members, including 335 women" (2).
March 21, 2019, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"Da’esh established the 'al-Khanssaa' brigade, an all-female police force in Raqqa, composed mostly of noncitizen women who enforced these regulations, sometimes violently, among women" (para 203).
March 6, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4, EWCMS-DATA-1

"Overall, 22 percent of civil servants and 5 percent of security forces were female, including 3,000 female police and 1,400 female soldiers" (28).
Feb. 14, 2019, 11:11 p.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"On September 16, the Mauritius Police Force recruited 10 female police riders for its Traffic Enforcement Squad" (para 94).
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-1, EWCMS-LAW-4

"The de facto exclusion of women from employment in certain services in the public sector, including the military, national guard, police, fire service directorate, Environment Public Authority and Institute for Scientific Research" (pg. 10).
Jan. 7, 2019, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada has appointed the first woman as permanent leader of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which has been dogged in recent years by accusations of discrimination, sexual assault and other scandals. Mr. Trudeau said on Friday that Brenda Lucki, who has been with the national police force for 31 years, would take over as commissioner in April" (para 1-2). "'The National Police Federation, a union group that represents more than half of the force’s members and that has been pushing for reform of its leadership, welcomed the appointment. We hope her selection and appointment will trigger an era of renewed investment for the 17,000-plus men...more
Jan. 7, 2019, 4:38 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-1, EWCMS-LAW-4

"But I know from my years there, that people are desperate for work. Women are joining the police and the army in Afghanistan and being killed. And these professions are deeply unconventional for women" (para 25).
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