Women and the Afghan Police: Why a law enforcement agency that respects and protects females is crucial for progress

Women and the Afghan Police: Why a law enforcement agency that respects and protects females is crucial for progress
38 pages

Authors
Hancock, Louise

Publication date
10 Sep 2013

ISBN
978-1-78077-394-0

Publisher
Oxfam International

Series
Oxfam Briefing Papers

Type
Policy paper

Only 1 per cent of the Afghan National Police is female. Although female police are vital for Afghan women to be able to report crimes and access desperately-needed justice, few women in Afghanistan will ever encounter one. Further action is urgently needed to recruit, train, retain and protect Afghan female police officers. This is critical for upholding the rights of Afghan women and girls and can contribute to sustainable peace and development efforts in Afghanistan.

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