First woman in senior police role
June 28, 2017
Nobesuthu Princess Masiye has been promoted to the position of Divisional Commissioner of Visible Policing within the South African Police Service from 1st February 2016. She has 28 years service in SAPS and espouses the values of fairness and integrity. She was inspired at a very early age by seeing a female police officer walking on a daily basis through her rural neighbourhood. "It is the first time in the history of the service that an African female will be heading the organisation" said Acting National Commissioner, Khomotso Phalane.
Latest Newsview all
Abusive and Sexist Virginity Testing Abolished
June 2, 2022
Human Rights Watch reports that the Indonesian armed forces have finally ended the damaging practice of virginity testing on female recruits.
Gender violence in Pakistan: women fighting back
May 26, 2022
Hundreds if not thousands of women are murdered, kidnapped and assaulted each year in Pakistan. A 2018 survey estimated 1 in 3 women experienced domestic violence, but conviction rates are extremely low. It is being described by some in Pakistan as a ‘gender violence epidemic.’ Now Pakistani women are demanding action to address the vast scale of violence.