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  • Wednesday, March 09, 2016 2:20 PM | Anonymous

    The organizations listed below have issued a joint press release.
    Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE)
    Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA)
    National Asian Peace Officers' Association (NAPOA)
    National Latino Peace Officers Association (NLPOA)
    National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
    National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE)

    The press release supports the U.S. President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing Citing the Urgent Need for Transformational Culture Change in Policing through the Recruitment, Hiring, Retention, and Promotion of Women and Minorities

    The press release is attached below.  This release is a powerful  introduction into the change in police culture being addressed in the United States by the President's Task Force. It is a call to action to achieve a culture change for local, state and federal law enforcement. To accomplish the goal, one of the recognized paths is to increase the number of women and minorities in every law enforcement agency -- at every organizational level -- throughout the United States. 


  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016 7:33 AM | Anonymous

    Research report: Women and power, Mobilising around Afghanistan's Elimination of Violence Against Women Law, Anna Larson, February 2016
    This case study is an output from the Women’s Voice and Leadership in Decision-Making project. This two-year (2014-16) evidence and learning project, funded by the UK Department for International Development, asks: (i) What enables women’s substantive voice and influence in decision-making processes? (ii) Does women’s presence and influence in decision-making improve outcomes for other women and advance gender equality? (iii) How can international actors better support women’s leadership and decision-making? In answering these questions, the research has examined the relationship between women’s political, social and economic power and resources, both individual and collective.

    LINK to Report PDF. 10277_Women and Power

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 1:11 PM | Anonymous

    The IAWP has established a Mentor Directory.  These are individuals who have self-identified in their areas of expertise to assist other members who seek help.  Read the member directory to see the vast amount of talent among IAWP members and contact a mentor directly to work out a plan. 

  • Tuesday, January 19, 2016 11:25 AM | Anonymous

    IAWP opens for nominations under its Annual Recognition Program.  Nominations are accepted only through the online nomination form and an individual can be submitted under only one category.  Self nominations are not accepted.  A submission is accepted when made by an IAWP Regional Coordinator, the President of an IAWP Affiliate organization, or a supervisor in the nominees direct line of authority.  The award form is at this link: Award criteria details are at this link:

  • Tuesday, January 19, 2016 11:24 AM | Anonymous

    The 2016 Scholarship Program is open for applications.  Read the instructions and complete the application at this link:  Deadline for applications is April 1, 2016.

  • Sunday, January 17, 2016 10:29 AM | Anonymous

    Dear IAWP Members in the countries of:
    New Zealand
    Any country in the EU

    Stephanie Harding, Second Vice President and the Chair of Marketing and Fundraising  Committee, has been offered two (2) bullet-proof vests for two (2) active female officers who are IAWP members.  These two vests will be donated by SafeGuard Armor

    The vests are priced at over $400.  They are designed to help protect against the vast majority of firearms and ammunition and are tailored especially for women in order to provide lightweight and adaptable protection in a professional style.

    SafeGuard also assisted in providing industry standard information and guides for officers to help disseminate information concerning protective clothing.  These two donated vests will be specially fitted to the two individuals who are chosen as recipients.  You must be a member of IAWP as well as a currently active police officer (not retired).  (Please note:  The countries shown as eligible are those for which shipping of the item can be easily accomplished.)

    To apply for a vest, email Stephanie Harding,, with your:
    . Full name
    . Rank
    . Police Department
    . Contact eMail
    . Contact telephone
    . Summary description of job requirements

    You will receive an email with the next step if chosen for one of the donated vests.



  • Friday, December 11, 2015 7:22 AM | Anonymous

    Independent Review into sex discrimination and sexual harassment, including predatory behaviour in Victoria Police - Phase One Report, 2015

    A truly landmark report by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has given Victoria Police an opportunity to lead change on one of the most insidious and disturbing problems – abuse of and discrimination against women.

    The report, released on Wednesday, was commissioned by Victoria Police, to its credit. It reveals rampant predatory behaviour within the force and a shameful culture of protecting the perpetrators. There can be few more important roles than that of law enforcement – a society cannot function without confidence in those whose sworn duty it is to protect innocent citizens, including within their own ranks.

    The VEOHRC report is believed to be one of the largest workplace sexual harassment studies ever conducted anywhere in the world; almost 5000 employees were interviewed. It found widespread discrimination, sexual harassment and even rape. Gay and lesbian members of the police were also victims.

    Read more:

  • Monday, November 23, 2015 7:36 AM | Anonymous

    Distributed in Cardiff at IAWP2015.


  • Friday, November 20, 2015 7:14 AM | Anonymous


    The women who transformed the Ukraine police force.  "...the public’s reaction was overwhelmingly positive. The policewomen, in particular, instinctively provoked people’s trust, and curiosity."

  • Friday, November 13, 2015 7:39 AM | Anonymous

    Gender Equality
    Women earn 33% less than men globally, the report noted, and fill only 19% of company board seats globally. Women are also less well-educated. Two-thirds of the 774 million illiterate adults worldwide are female.


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