Women police climb the ranks across Africa

At 8 years of age, Sadatu Reeves came across photographs of women police officers in a magazine her father brought home from abroad. The empowered images sparked a deep-seated desire to don her own uniform. She pursued a university degree in criminal justice, graduating in 2004, just after Liberia’s 1989-2003 Civil War. Her family opposed her idea of becoming a police officer, citing low salaries and public mistrust, bred by the violence and rape carried out by some police during the Civil … [Read more...]

Constable Mina Rahravan – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerful woman leader that is devoting her life to the courageous and dangerous field as York Region's very first female Tactical Flight Officer "This woman devotes her life to the protection of people; and works diligently to promote and support diversity saying: “When people have to interact with police, it’s not always a good day for them,” Rahravan explained. “In a diverse region like York, it’s important for police … [Read more...]

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers celebrated May 29

United Nations Peacekeeping helps countries torn by conflict create the conditions for lasting peace. It is comprised of civilian, police and military personnel. Since the UN does not have its own military force; it depends on contributions from Member States. In addition to maintaining peace and security, peacekeepers are increasingly charged with assisting in political processes; reforming judicial systems; training law enforcement and police forces; disarming and reintegrating former … [Read more...]

Myriam Zaluar, (Inflexible Precarious – Portugal) is Taking Action!

LISBON, Mar 2013 (IPS) - Indignation in Portugal over rampant joblessness and cuts in wages, pensions and unemployment benefits, together with a growing tax burden, has given rise to innovative forms of protest capable of drawing large crowds. The common denominator is non-violence. A mixture of ingenuity, humour and nostalgia for the good old days is the recipe that wide sectors of society are following to express their outrage in the face of the social and economic debacle. In the … [Read more...]

THAI Cadets – Say NO to Violence Against Women

Domestic violence is still broadly perceived as a private matter in Thai society. Although the Protection of Domestic Violence Victims Act has afforded assistance to survivors and penalties for perpetrators since 2007, awareness and understanding of the law remains low throughout the country – and its police force. With few such crimes reported, Thai police have little working familiarity with the issue, or experience attending to women survivors. Many don’t adequately understand the Act … [Read more...]

THAILAND: POLICE CADETS as CHANGE AGENTS

(NAKHON PATHOM, Thailand, June 2012) – Thai police cadets today embark on the first-ever training on ending violence against women and girls to increase their knowledge on the nature, extent, and seriousness on crimes perpetrated against women and show commitment as change agent towards ending the global pandemic. Following the advocacy to end violence against women supported by Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, the Office of the Attorney … [Read more...]

Sahely Ferdous, Superintendent in 100% Female Formed Police Unit, Haiti

Sahely Ferdous, Superintendent in the Bangladesh Formed Police Unit, Haiti   The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, commemorated each year on 29 of May, is an occasion to salute the 120,000 peacekeepers serving in 17 missions in some of the world’s most volatile and dangerous environments. In the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), the Bangladeshi contingent is composed entirely of women. Leading by example, the 102 women contribute to restoring … [Read more...]

ONTARIO is Breaking The Cycle Of Violence for our Muslim Women

Breaking The Cycle Of Violence   McGuinty Government Helps Victim Services For Newcomers In London A London project will help address family violence in immigrant and refugee communities. The province is supporting the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration which helps families that have re-located to London from international conflict zones. The project will coordinate resources from a number of local service providers such as police, hospitals and child … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: New Delhi in Rape Crisis

    The Women of New Dehli are in crisis;   and the Women of our World are Taking Action!     Imagine being raped because you are a working woman. Hard to believe but this is the nightmarish reality women in New Delhi face.    I first read about this on the Care2 Make a Difference site. The New York Times reported that a couple was accosted by five drunken young men from a nearby farming village accosted a couple last month. They beat the young man and gang-raped the … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Elder Abuse

    ADELE BUTLER - Women of Spirit: Elder Abuse     Elder Abuse Victims Act of 2009 (House Resolution 448)   “Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God.  I am the Lord.” (Leviticus 19:32, NI)   Last month we celebrated my mother’s 80th birthday. I was thrilled that my fiancé and her only grandchild were there for the momentous occasion. As I looked at her I couldn’t help but feel happy that she is still around. She and I used to live together until I … [Read more...]

HUMAN RIGHTS (Canada) – Ottawa Police Profiling before Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

  Ottawa Police Profiling before Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario Ottawa Police will appear before the Human Rights Tribunal Tuesday, January 11, 2011 to address complaints of gender & racial profiling,  in Cook v. Ottawa Police TR-0775-09.   Stacey Bonds Late in 2010, Ottawa Police were forced to release video recordings showing Ottawa Police assaulting a black female, Stacey Bonds who was stripped and beaten by Ottawa Police; and an aboriginal man Terry Delay, being kicked by Ottawa … [Read more...]

West Africa makes efforts to involve Women in Peacemaking

  WOMEN in PEACEKEEPING is Critical   The rape of women at a peaceful rally in Conakry in Guinea in September last year has demonstrated the vulnerability of women in West Africa, according to the top United Nations envoy in the region.   Said Djinnit   Said Djinnit, made the comments while marking the 10th anniversary of Security Council resolution 1325 which calls for the involvement of women in peacemaking and post-conflict reconstruction. Mr. Djinnit recalled that a declaration … [Read more...]

As 10th Anniversary of Security Council Resolution on ‘Women, Peace and Security’

September 2010   Secretary-General SG/SM/13147 WOM/1826 Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York   Secretary-General Calls for End to Brutal Violations Against Women, Girls   Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the ministerial meeting on Security Council resolution 1325:  A Call to Action, at Headquarters today: Welcome to this conference and thank you all for being here today.  I thank the Permanent Mission of Canada … [Read more...]

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