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The Afghan Policewomen Taking on the Taliban
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.
It has been a long journey for women to reach the top of the police service [in the UK], writes Jacqui Smith in Progress
Police brutality? Put more women on patrol
In the US, growing fear of and frustration with police might be lessened if the ranks of female officers were increased.