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  • Thursday, November 12, 2015 6:45 AM | Anonymous

    SF officers celebrated 40 years of women in the police ranks.  See PDF file for details.

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015 4:25 PM | Anonymous

    Niche Technology was the proud sponsor of the IAWP 2015 Medal of Valor.  Read the press release at this link:  NicheTechnology_MedalofValor 2015

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015 7:05 AM | Anonymous

    2015 International Scholarship Recipient Organizes Workshop for Women Police Colleagues following 2015 Cardiff Conference

    Victoria Yengkhom, Additional Superintendent of Police, Manipur Police Department, Manipur, India, was the IAWP 2015 Scholarship recipient.  She attended the 53rd  IAWP Training Conference in Cardiff Wales participating in the training and networking sessions.  Upon her return to Manipur, she immediately set about to organize and present a 1-day Training Workshop for her colleagues to share what she learned at Cardiff.  View the attachment for photos from Victoria’s Workshop.  You can read more about Victoria on the IAWP website at

    Document: VictoriaYengkhom-Workshop

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2015 5:16 PM | Anonymous

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    The Geneva Center for Security, Development and the Rule of Law has provided a link to its latest publication, Handbook on Gender and Complaints Mechanism. 

    Around the world, armed forces are recognizing the important contribution that women make within their ranks, and the fact that increasing the representation of female personnel is fundamental to future capability and operational effectiveness. In tackling barriers to women’s full participation in armed forces, a key priority is to prevent gender-related discrimination, harassment, bullying and abuse – to ensure that all personnel, men and women, serve in an environment that is healthy, safe and respectful, and upholds their human rights. Effective and trusted complaints mechanisms are a crucial component of such an environment.

    This handbook brings together knowledge and experience as regards prevention of misconduct, and handling and monitoring of complaints within armed forces, with particular regard to gender. It is a resource for armed forces, ministries of defence, ombuds institutions and others that manage and oversee armed forces in:

    • establishing a safe and non-discriminatory environment for men and women in the armed forces;
    • dealing with instances and complaints of gender-related discrimination, harassment, bullying and abuse in the armed forces; and
    • monitoring and overseeing the handling of instances and complaints of gender-related discrimination, harassment, bullying and abuse in the armed forces.
  • Sunday, October 25, 2015 2:10 PM | Anonymous

    Help us with a warm welcome to Myra James, the new Editor of IAWP's WomenPolice Magazine.  Replacing Simon CM Townsley won't be easy; but Simon trained Myra and she is ready to keep the magazine moving forward.  We all wish both Simon and Myra the best.

  • Wednesday, October 14, 2015 5:45 AM | Anonymous

    The new IAWP was installed at the Annual General Meeting in Cardiff Wales in September.  View the current Board and other IAWP officers at the link here.

    Jane Townsley, outgoing President, received recognition and rounds of applause for her service as President for the last several years.  Jane will now join the Board of Trustees in moving the organization forward.

  • Wednesday, October 14, 2015 5:21 AM | Anonymous

    Mark your calendars for October 2-6, 2016, for the IAWP 54th Annual Training Conference. Pre-register now for favorable fees and early conference details.

  • Monday, June 22, 2015 6:49 PM | Anonymous

    The process has been moved to an online application system.  Look at the link above marked Adopted Officer Application.  This form is online to be completed by an officer wanting her membership to be sponsored by an IAWP Member. When approved by the Chair of the Membership Committee, the officer's information will be moved into a directory viewable by IAWP members.  If a member wishes to sponsor an officer, she will inform the membership chair who will take the next steps.

    The sponsorship period will be for two years with a possible extension of an additional two years.

  • Monday, June 22, 2015 6:47 PM | Anonymous

    May 2015


    Dear IAWP Members  

    See UPDATE below in RED:

    There are two important updates for your information.  Please read below.


    The 2015 Election package was mailed via U.S. Postal Service.  As in previous elections, please read the instructions included with your election package.    There is one addition to the instructions - the label printed with the word “Ballot” was left out of the package.  Therefore, please print the word “Ballot” on a blank envelope:  Mark that envelope with ballot and place in the return envelope.

    PLEASE write USA on the envelope being returned to the Election Chair, Pat Correa.

    We just received a message from a member that her postal service wanted the country indicated on the envelope. If you will write USA, your postal service should have no issue in accepting the mailing.




    In accordance with the IAWP Constitution, Article IV, Paragraph 7., the Annual General Meeting of Members will take place Wednesday, 26th August 2015, at 2:15pm in the Novello Suite, Motorpoint Arena, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff CF10 2EQ Wales.  All IAWP Members in good standing are invited to attend this important meeting.

    The formal 2015 Annual General Meeting notice is included in the mailing above.


    IAWP Member Broadcast June 2, 2015

  • Monday, June 22, 2015 6:53 AM | Anonymous

    There are still slots and hotel rooms available for IAWP2015 Cardiff.  Kickoff is just around the corner.  PLEASE register and pay today!  Visit for registration and conference details.


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