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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

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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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February 7, 2023

UK to host UNPOL’s Women’s Command course in March 2023

UK is to host the United Nations Police (UNPOL) Women’s Command Development course at Canterbury Christ Church University in March 2023.

UNPOL news centre and the News Mill
January 24, 2023

SecurityWomen recognised for its work by the UN

In December 2022, SecurityWomen was given special consultative status with the UN system by ECOSOC, the main UN agency that consults with civil society.

January 17, 2023

Record 40 per cent of chief constables are now women amid anti-misogyny drive

19 of the 49 chief constable posts in England and Wales are held by women, nearly five times the number in 2019 when there were only four.

The Telegraph
January 13, 2023

Female commander appointed in wake of submarine bullying accusations

Commodore Sharon Malkin has been appointed commander of HMS Naval Base at Clyde following allegations of bullying and sexual abuse in submarines at the base.

January 10, 2023

SecurityWomen participates in UNODC symposium on crime in East Africa region

SecurityWomen participated in a regional symposium organised by the UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), held in Nairobi on 15-16 December 2022. Ivan Grishechkin email to J Colman dated 29 Dec 2022
December 8, 2022

Sexually assaulted Japanese female soldier obtains apology from military chiefs

Rina Gonoi, ex-member of Japan’s Self Defence Force, finally received a formal apology in September from Japan’s military after speaking out about how she was sexually assaulted by drunken male officers during her training last year.

The Mainichi

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