Policy Briefing Paper: Gender Sensitive Police Reform in Post Conflict Societies Contents

Monday, October 1, 2007
United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
Western Africa

In early 2007, the Government of India sent over 100 highly trained women police officers to Liberia, as the UN's first all-female peacekeeping contingent. Early reports suggest that their presence in Liberia is helping to bring Liberian women out, both to register their complaints and encouraging them to join the Liberian police service. The unit is making security services more accessible to ordinary women in a country with high rates of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).1 The contingent is a bold example of the UN's broad aspiration to implement gender-sensitive police reform in post-conflict states.

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Unifem, Gender Sensitive Police Reform (2007)