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2012 Archives

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  Trademark and Material Use Approvals

Trademark use approvals:  
.Aamna Belooshi for Emirates Women Police Association website.
.Janet Wilson and Carol Paterick in September 2012 for logo item products for member purchase.
.Carol Paterick in August 2011 for IAWP Lapel Pins commemorating the approval of the IAWP Trademark by the US Patent and Trademark Office in April 2011
.Stephanie Harding for IAWP T-shirts for new R16 Members, August 2011
.Cindy Shain for Challenge Coin for Conference IAWP2011, July 2011
.SAPS for Conference 2013 Material, May 2011
.Stephanie Harding for Commemorative Embossed Leather Portfolios, February 2012
.May 14, 2012, Newsletter of the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) at Eastern Kentucky University's Justice & Safety Center. Logo approved for article on RDPC attendance at IAWP 2011.                                

Material use approvals:      

Jones & Bartlett Learning, August 2011

415 word extract from International Association of Women Police website “Past & Present, 1915–today.” http://www.iawp.org/history/pastpresent.htm  
It will appear in a college textbook entitled Law Enforcement in the United States 3e by John Conser, et. al. Our material is Title: Law Enforcement in the United States 3e, Author/s: James Conser, Terry Gingrich & Rebecca Paynich, Page length: 500 pages, Publication date: 11/1/11, Print run: 2,000, Format: print & electronic. Karen Ehrmann, Permissions Editor on behalf of Jones & Bartlett Learning, c/o 6016 Lake Lindero Drive, Agoura Hills, CA 91301, (818) 642-6977

 

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through January 7, 2012

December 2011
 

Dear members,

At this time of year many of you will be celebrating Christmas with family and friends, I wish you all peace and happiness whether you are celebrating Christmas or another cultural or religious festival in December or January.

This is the time when we reach out to those in need, whether in our neighbourhood, community or across the globe. I would urge you to think of all the victims following the natural disaster in the Philippines, we already know that some IAWP members have been affected, other members are working hard to help their communities in the country.

2012 will bring new challenges as well as opportunities for IAWP and I am proud to be able to lead this great organisation into another year.

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year.

 

Jane Townsley
President
International Association of Women Police


 

Through March 1, 2012

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear members and visitors to our site,

Many of us have already celebrated the new year and now that the Chinese New Year is being celebrated across the globe I felt it was appropriate to wish everyone a happy prosperous and peaceful 2012.

2012 is an exciting year for IAWP. In February members of the Board of Directors will be visiting Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates as guests of His Highness Lieutenant General Sheikh Sarif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and our first Middle East Affiliate, The Emirates Women Police Association, EWPA, who will be hosting the first International Police Women's conference in the region (16). During our stay the EWPA will be presented with their certificate of affiliation and we look forward to meeting and networking with many women officers within the region.

In March the Board of Directors will be attending the early board meeting in Dhaka, Bangladesh, as guests of the Bangladesh Police Women's Network, BPWN and following the meeting will join members of BPWN and other women officers from across Asia, Region 15, for a two day conference culminating in a celebration of International Women's Day on the 8th March.

Both the above visits will make history for IAWP and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to reach out to women in law enforcement across the globe in line with our Mission, Vision and Values. I want to pay tribute to the current board of directors for supporting me in my aim to reflect the truly International nature of the IAWP.

2012 is also a very important year for IAWP as it is the 50th anniversary of our own training conference, in September we travel to St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada when yet again we can enjoy excellent training, networking and the rekindling of old friendships as well as the making of new ones. I hope you will decide to join us there, further details can be found on this web site by following the conference link.

Finally 2012 is election year for IAWP and I would encourage all members to be involved, consider running for office yourself, details can be found in Policy 9, and certainly make sure you cast your vote. This is your organisation and the board of directors elected in 2012 will be responsible for developing your organisation for the next 3 years.

All the best for 2012.

Jane Townsley,
President

   

 

 

IAWP Attending the First International Women's Police Conference, Abu Dhabi

The IAWP is honored to attendView the flyer.

Check out the Region 16 Blog with some conference details.

 

View the UAE Announcement:
         
http://www.adpolice.gov.ae/en/en-us/womenpolice.aspx

Read the UAE Newspaper Article: 
          http://www.wam.ae/servlet/Satellite?c=WamLocEnews&cid=1289997700183&pagename=WAM%2FWAM_E_Layout&parent=Query&parentid=1135099399852

 


 

Through March 23, 2012
 

 


 

Women bringingitive change
Thomson Reuters invites you to join us in celebrating International Women's Day and the role of women in bringing about positive change in the world. To mark this occasion Reuters has created a slideshow of women from across the globe, living in extraordinary times. 

http://online.thomsonreuters.com/womensday/

Clicking the link will take you to the Reuters Slideshow Webpage.
Credit Thomas Reuters, International Women's Day.

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Visit Women's Day Live, http://www.womensdaylive.com/

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Promoting Gender Equality:  UN Equality Goal
Video Narrated by Archbishop Desmund Tutu, Nobel Peace Laureate, Patron of Women's Day Live

World - International Women's Day Slideshow around the World.
http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/03/08/1916547/international-womens-day-030812.html

UN - International Women's Day 2012 - Message from UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet
Video: http://youtu.be/QzPAu2_VQlw


Washington DC - International Women of Courage - Remarks at the International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony.
http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2012/03/185459.htm


Michele Obama - International Women's Day: Michelle Obama recognizes 10 women, praises Hillary Clinton.
http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/international-womens-day-michelle-obama-recognizes-10-women-praises-hillary-clinton


These women are extraordinary:
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/3/8/nation/10858372&sec=nation


Hawa Abdallah Mohammed Salih of Sudan embraces first lady Michelle Obama as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looks on during the presentation ceremony of the International Women of Courage Awards at the State Department March 8, 2012 in Washington, D.C. :
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-08/michelle-obama-joins-hillary-clinton-to-honor-women-of-courage-.html


Ankara Turkey - Honoring Women of Courage. Women march through central Ankara, Turkey, to commemorate International Women's Day, March 8, 2012
http://blogs.cfr.org/coleman/2012/03/08/honoring-women-of-courage/



Brazil - Rousseff Increases Brazilian Women’s Property Rights in Divorces. Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, the first woman to head the world’s sixth-biggest economy, plans to increase women’s property rights in cases of divorce to mark International Women’s Day. Women who earn as much as 1,866 reais ($1,060) a month and are enrolled under the government’s homebuilding program will be entitled to ownership of the house in divorce settlements, according to a decree published in an extraordinary edition of the Official Gazette. The measure will require congressional approval, Rousseff’s spokesman, Thomas Traumann, told reporters yesterday.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-09/rousseff-increases-brazilian-women-s-property-rights-in-divorces.html



World Records Academy - Shortest policewoman: Sgt Aisha Al Hamoudi sets world record. AL BIDYA, UAE--At just 88cm (2ft 8in), Sergeant Aisha Al Hamoudi, 31, from the Al Bidya police - sets the world record for the Shortest policewoman, according to World Records Academy: www.worldrecordsacademy.org/
http://www.worldrecordsacademy.org/human/shortest_policewoman_Sgt_Aisha_Al_Hamoudi_sets_world_record_112763.html



Lahore Pakistan - LAHORE, March 8: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday announced 33 per cent quota for women in all government institutions, committees and taskforces while a similar quota will also be reserved for women members in the Punjab Public Service Commission. Addressing a function in connection with the International Women’s Day at the Alhamra Cultural Complex, he also announced a package of comprehensive and far-reaching reforms to bring women into national mainstream.
http://www.dawn.com/2012/03/09/womens-day-package-33pc-quota-in-govt-bodies-ppsc.html



US - Advancing Women's Health
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/susan-blumenthal/international-womens-day_b_1332913.html


 

Thru April 9, 2012

IAWP 2012 Officer of the Year Awards Program
Open for Nominations

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT.  The International Association of Women Police (IAWP) Officer of the Year Awards Program provides a prestigious tangible expression of appreciation to the individuals who receive the honors.  The IAWP Awards are presented in a unique setting with the global police community as witness. The officer receives recognition far beyond a ceremonial plaque - the individual is also showcased in the WomenPolice Magazine, the official IAWP publication. This is an opportunity to draw attention to your police force because if your officer is publicly acknowledged, so is your department. Your officers deserve gratitude and recognition; let the IAWP help you provide that appreciation. 

Use this link to review the IAWP 2012 Awards criteria.

 
 

SUBMISSION DETAILS FOR 2012 OFFICER OF THE YEAR AWARDS PROGRAM

 

  • Award nominations are completed electronically, online, through the IAWP Awards  submission form.
  • Award recommendations are up to four (4) typed pages.  No additional material will be accepted (no newspaper articles, letters, etc.)
  • The deadline for receipt of nominations is April 9, 2012.
  • Use this link for Award Criteria and prior Award Recipients.
  • Use this link to submit a nomination.
  • For questions on the awards program, contact Mylan Mason., mylan.masson@hennepintech.edu
  • For help with the awards form, contact Carol Paterick, carolpaterick@gmail.com.

 


 

 

 

Global Women’s Police Network Creates Links in Gulf States
 

The International Association of Women Police (IAWP) has formally welcomed its newest affiliate member at a prestigious conference in Abu Dhabi.  The IAWP Board of Directors, who are based across the world, have flown to the United Arab Emirates to attend the Emirates Women Police Association 1st Women in Policing Conference.

 

The conference is made possible with a directive from His Highness Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, who will be in attendance along with approximately 1000 policing representatives from across the Gulf States.

 

IAWP President Jane Townsley, a Chief Inspector with British Transport Police in London, said: “I applaud the aims of the Emirates Women Police Association to enhance the role of Emirati women and their contributions to police work.

 

“The objectives of this conference are to highlight the role women play in policing regionally and internationally, to recognise the latest international approaches of women in policing and to identify any challenges facing women in their policing career.

 

“These aims invoke all that the IAWP stands for – to enhance professional skills and knowledge, create opportunities for international networking and friendships and to share our common global experiences.

 

“Being a police officer is a unique and challenging role and though the countries in which we work may be very different, we have all lived and worked through experiences that have shaped us into the officers we are today. It is by sharing what we have learned throughout our professional lives that I believe we can help and enrich each other into becoming better police officers.

 

“I would like to express the sincere gratitude of the IAWP Board of Directors for being invited to attend the conference and to share in such an historic occasion.”

 

Amna M. Khamis Al Belooshi , of the Emirates Women Police Association, said: “We are honoured to welcome everyone to the forum in the UAE.  The first women in police conference 2012 in Abu Dhabi with the topic “Women Policing….New Horizons for the Future”.  We express our appreciation and pride for the proclamation of the Emirati Women Police Association, to be accredited as an affiliate member with the International Association of Women Police. The Proclamation of the Emirati Women Police Association (EWPA) became the umbrella of female police recruits to care for them during their pursuit within the police organisation.  This will empower the EWPA to participate in international events and activities around the world with a voice for safety and security."

 

The IAWP has members in 60 countries throughout the world and its aim is to strengthen, unite and raise the profile of women working in the criminal justice system. The organisation is committed to further enhancing its members’ skills through professional development, training, recognition, mentoring, networking and peer support.

 

For further information about the IAWP please visit the website www.iawp.org

For further information or to arrange an interview with IAWP President Jane Townsley please contact Carrie Goodwin at Integrity PR on 07545 128562 or email carrie@integritypr.co.uk

 

 

 

February 2012:  Abu Dhabi UAE - Emirati women's police group gets global affiliation. Emirati Women Police Association is first in the Arab world to be connected. The Emirati Women Police Association (EWPA) is the first in the Arab world to be affiliated to the International Association of Women Police (IAWP).
http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/general/emirati-women-s-police-group-gets-global-affiliation-1.986586

 

Image Credit: Ahmed Kutty/Gulf News
Participants at the First Women Police Conference 2012 in Abu Dhabi yesterday. The Emirati Women Police Association
is expected to be a role model for other Arab nations.

 

Read More about this historic occasion:

Additional Articles and Links:

 

 

 

 

 

IAWP Attending the First International Women's Police Conference, Abu Dhabi

The IAWP is honored to attendView the flyer.

Check out the Region 16 Blog with some conference details.

 

View the UAE Announcement:
http://www.adpolice.gov.ae/en/en-us/womenpolice.aspx

Read the UAE Newspaper Article: 
http://www.wam.ae/servlet/Satellite?c=WamLocEnews&cid=1289997700183&pagename=WAM%2FWAM_E_Layout&parent=Query&parentid=1135099399852

 

View Blogs with photos on the Women's Police Conference in Abu Dhabi:
        IAWP Chaplain Dow   |    Sandra Martin IAWP Region 12  

 


 

Thru April 18, 2012

Message from the President
March 2012

What an exciting few weeks it has been for the IAWP, two historical events within the space of 2 weeks with over 20 members of the Board of Directors travelling to both the United Arab Emirates, Region 16 and Bangladesh, Region 15 to support women officers within both regions attending the first international training conference organised by the women police networks from both countries.

We began by attending the first International Police Women's Conference in the Gulf States organised by the Emirates Women Police Association, EWPA, our first and only Arabic affiliate, in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Whilst in Abu Dhabi I had the honour of presenting the EWPA affiliate certificate in person to UAE Minister of Interior His Highness Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The following week we travelled to Dhaka, Bangladesh where we were hosted for two days of Board meetings followed by the first Asian Police Women's Leadership Conference organised by the Bangladesh Police Women's Network.

We cannot describe what the experience was like and how we were so graciously received by the women in both countries. Each network has indicated that their respective conferences will become an annual event to provide the women in both regions with professional training, mentoring and peer support, in line with IAWP Vision, Mission and Values. We already know that the second Asian conference will be hosted by Indonesia in 2013.

If you take a look at some of our blogs you will get a flavour of what we experienced, in particular you will find both our Chaplain and Region 12 blogs very informative.

An outcome from the conference in Dhaka was a document called the Dhaka Declaration, which the women at the conference have pledged their future strategies and actions for the benefit of women within the police and the community. I was pleased to counter sign the Declaration on behalf of IAWP.

Full details of these two historic events will be in the next edition of WomenPolice Magazine, due out now and on its way to all IAWP members and subscribers. If you wish to receive one of our informative magazines covering International policing topics of particular relevance to women then follow the links to our membership or subscriber page today.


Click here to read more about this historic events in our 2012 Archives.

Image Credit: Ahmed Kutty/Gulf News
Participants at the First Women Police Conference 2012 in Abu Dhabi yesterday. The Emirati Women Police Association
is expected to be a role model for other Arab nations.
 

 


2012 International Association of Women Police (IAWP)
International Recognition and Scholarship Award

Deadline for applications is April 30, 2012.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 International Association of
Women Police (IAWP) International Recognition and Scholarship Award


The IAWP sponsors a competitive scholarship award each year to an outstanding Police Woman serving in a law enforcement agency outside of North America. The scholarship defrays the costs for the recipient to attend and fully participate in the Annual IAWP Training Conference. This year the conference will be held in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada September 9-14, 2012. (http://www.iawp2012.org/index.html)

The objectives of the award are to:

1.To increase understanding of the roles of women officers in various countries.

2.To encourage participation in the International Association of Women Police by all countries of the world.

3.To promote membership in the International Association of Women Police through the recipient of this award within her region.

4.To increase international understanding and awareness of women in law enforcement and the International Association of Women Police.

5.To recognize the accomplishments of a woman officer from outside North America.

IAWP shall pay the actual costs of the hotel room and economy class airfare from the recipient’s country to the conference city, to include visa application expenses, and tips. In addition, IAWP shall provide the recipient $500 for food, incidentals, and other sundry expenses for use while at the conference. All other incidentals are the responsibility of the recipient.

Scholarship application packets must be received no later than30 April 2012. Each applicant must provide the following information as part of their application packet:

1)Application form (Download from: http://www.iawp.org/awards/internationalscholar_award.htm

2)Curriculum vitae/biography conveying applicant’s education, employment history, information, etc.

3)Letter of support from the applicant's senior officer or administrator, indicating how long they have known the applicant and the basis of the recommendation

4)Letter of application written by the applicant, indicating why applicant feels she is a good candidate to receive the scholarship award (not to exceed 2 pages)

5)Photograph of applicant in uniform or professional dress submitted electronically in JPEG format (suitable to publish on the IAWP website or in an IAWP publication)

Application documents should be emailed to one of the Co-Chairs of the IAWP International Scholarship Committee as follows:

Cindy Shain cindyshain@aol.com

Linda Mayberry linda-mayberry@hotmail.com

For complete information on the scholarship and to download the application form:

http://www.iawp.org/awards/internationalscholar_award.htm

 

 

through January 7, 2012

December 2011
 

Dear members,

At this time of year many of you will be celebrating Christmas with family and friends, I wish you all peace and happiness whether you are celebrating Christmas or another cultural or religious festival in December or January.

This is the time when we reach out to those in need, whether in our neighbourhood, community or across the globe. I would urge you to think of all the victims following the natural disaster in the Philippines, we already know that some IAWP members have been affected, other members are working hard to help their communities in the country.

2012 will bring new challenges as well as opportunities for IAWP and I am proud to be able to lead this great organisation into another year.

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year.

 

Jane Townsley
President
International Association of Women Police

 

 


  IAWP Website Reformatted and Updated in May 2012.  View the Home Page archived up through May 2012.


  IAWP Website Reformatted and Updated in July 2012.  View the Home Page archived up through July 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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