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The photo is by Albert Gonzalez Farran / UNAMID. It is of 89 new Rwandan police women in 2010 who arrived at El Fasher (Darfur) to work for UNAMID

The purpose of SecurityWomen is to act as an advocacy organisation for the inclusion of more women in security sector institutions, including the military and police forces. SecurityWomen operates on a global basis.

SecurityWomen aims to highlight news items, academic papers, publications and reports on the subject of Women Peace and Security, and to monitor progress in the development of gender equality in security institutions, in particular, the increase of women in decision-making positions and advances towards a 50:50 gender balance.

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November 21, 2022

Women in UN Police play critical role in fostering community trust and protecting most vulnerable groups.

Female UN police officers play a vital role in fostering trust with local communities and protecting the most vulnerable groups, including women and children.

United Nations Meetings Coverage
November 21, 2022

Women referees at World Cup 2022 for first time in over ninety years

Making history at the World Cup 2022 will be three women referees, the first time in 92 years of the competition that women have been allowed to officiate at its matches.

November 18, 2022

Launch of Training Manual on Gender-Responsive Small Arms Control

UNODA recently hosted a virtual event entitled ‘Gender-responsive Small Arms Control: Lessons from National Implementation."

Relief Web
November 2, 2022

Gaza companies hire female security guards

More women in Gaza are taking up jobs normally reserved for men. Now, institutions such as banks and shopping malls are requesting female staff to meet changing security needs.

October 23, 2022

First female soldier passes gruelling test to join UK parachute regiment

Private Addy Carter has made history by passing the UK Army’s gruelling course to become a member of the Parachute Regiment.

Sky News
October 21, 2022

Ministry of Defence brings in programme to tackle abuse of women in UK’s armed forces

This week marked the anniversary of the recommendations made by Rt. Hon. Sarah Atherton MP in her report ‘Protecting Those Who Protect Us: Women in the Armed Forces from Recruitment to Civilian Life’. A year on, the MOD reported that they have acted on her recommendations to tackle unacceptable sexual behaviour and improve the experience for women in the UK’s armed forces.

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