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Women May Improve Police Forces' Cohesion

August 21, 2018

August 21, 2018: When the United Nations and other international players rebuild war-torn countries, they frequently require that women have greater representation in the country’s security forces. The idea is integrating women helps improve peace and security for everyone.

But critics of these gender-equity reforms often suggest that women harm the cohesion of the police force.

A new study shows those critiques don’t hold true – and suggests in fact the addition of more women could improve the police force’s cohesion. 

Read more: For more cohesive police forces in war-torn countries, adding women may help (news.cornell.edu)

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