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India's Women Police Fighting Sexual Harrassment

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October 23, 2018

October 23, 2018: India has a gruesome record on sex crimes, with nearly 40,000 rapes reported every year. But the real figure is thought to be much higher, with victims wary of how their complaints will be dealt with. All-female police units are shaking up the male-dominated force in conservative northwest India, hitting the streets to combat sex crimes and a pervasive culture of silence around rape.

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The Afghan Policewomen Taking on the Taliban

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September 3, 2018

March 17, 2014: The face of the Afghan National Police (ANP) is changing. More and more women are being recruited to take on the fight against insurgents when NATO forces withdraw in December this year. Their brief is to do the jobs that men can't – in the segregated, strictly religious world of Afghanistan, women can be searched only by women. The Taliban has exploited this in a string of attacks in which men have dressed as women to conceal weapons or to gain entry.

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Metropolitan elite

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June 28, 2017

It has been a long journey for women to reach the top of the police service [in the UK], writes Jacqui Smith in Progress

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Police brutality? Put more women on patrol

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June 28, 2017

In the US, growing fear of and frustration with police might be lessened if the ranks of female officers were increased.

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Young Women Encouraged to Join National Police of Timor-Leste

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June 28, 2017

A recent survey on gender violence indicates that 38 percent of Timorese women have experienced physical violence by the age of 15.

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