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The IAWP  was founded in the United States in Los Angeles, California in the year 1915 to  strengthen, unite, and raise the capacity of women in policing internationally. IAWP members are now in 60 countries and counting. The IAWP provides training, mentoring, scholarships, peer support, networking and opportunities to help lead the organization.  IAWP highlights issues affecting women in law enforcement throughout the world. WomenPolice Magazine, published quarterly, is a benefit of membership.  Join today to help forge the future of women in law enforcement.

2018 Annual Award Program Open for Nominations
NEW program for 2018. Read the categories and eligibility at the link.

International Women's Day March 8, 2018 campaign theme: 

With the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away - there has never been a more important time to keep motivated. And with global activism for women's equality there is a strong global momentum striving for gender parity.

And while we know that gender parity won't happen overnight, the good news is that across the world women are making positive gains day by day. Plus, there's indeed a very strong and growing global movement of advocacy, activism and support.

There's a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. A strong call to #PressforProgress. A strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

International Women's Day is not country, group or organization specific. The day belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. So together, let's all be tenacious in accelerating gender parity. Collectively, let's all Press for Progress.

courtesy of the IWD website

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Leola N. King, directing traffic in Washington D.C. in 1918.  Leola was America's first female traffic officer.

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