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Female Foundation Course a Milestone for Afghan Special Police

February 23, 2018

February 23, 2018: The Afghan General Command of Police Special Units began a special police course designed specifically for female Afghan police officers, the Female Foundation Course at the Special Police Training Center in Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2018. Norwegian Ambassador to Afghanistan Mari Skare attended the course opening. Skare was the first Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security to the NATO Secretary General. “Afghanistan needs brave and professional people – men and women – in their police force,” Skare said. “Having police women on the force is invaluable not just because they make-up half of the Afghan population but because they bring peace and stability to the country.” 

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