News: Articles, Notices, Announcements

This function provides announcements from IAWP to Members on a variety of topics from IAWP business to news impacting Members.
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  • Saturday, November 26, 2016 1:24 PM | Carol Paterick (Administrator)

    IAWP member seeking co facilitator (s) to assist in a   NFP 501C3 Housing  Transitioning training  program for returning veterans.

    Must be a US citizen

    Must be  currently sworn police oficer, serving   in a  law enforcement organization or recently retired.

    Previously,  served in the US  arm forces as MP!  military police experience is desired!

    Prefer persons with a  degree in higher education from an accredited college or university or currently pursuing one .

    Send your confidential resume and a short summary on how you transitioned from military police  service  to a civilian life? To  a pulic police career?  Include some of the challenges that you over came.

    Send to:

    Married couples are encouraged to apply.  Duo police career couples too!

  • Thursday, October 27, 2016 12:32 PM | Carol Paterick (Administrator)

    August 22, 2016

    What if....

    When I announced my second pregnancy… my supervisor said to me "I thought we agreed you would keep your legs together". It was horrible. I had to move out of that area because working there was not going to be sustainable (female participant).

    What if....

    When I told my supervisor I was pregnant he said, "I’m really disappointed in you" (female participant).

    The AFP is one of Australia’s most influential law enforcement agencies operating both domestically and internationally. It has a proud history of almost 40 years. As is the case in many other sectors, the law enforcement environment is changing rapidly and so too must the AFP. Cultural renewal is critical for continued operational effectiveness.  About 60% female.  Over the last six months, at the invitation of Commissioner Andrew Colvin, a leader of enormous courage, my team and I have had the privilege of travelling the length and breadth of the organisation, speaking to over a thousand members face to face and hearing the views of many more through surveys and submissions. Our task was to undertake an independent review into culture and diversity with a focus on gender and to suggest initiatives which would enhance capability through greater levels of diversity and inclusion.

    Read the report  

    This publication can be found in electronic format on the Australian Federal Police website

    and on the website of Elizabeth Broderick and Co 

  • Thursday, October 13, 2016 6:13 AM | Carol Paterick (Administrator)

    Sri Lankan police force to grant equal status to women
    COLOMBO: Sri Lanka said Wednesday it will lift a bar on women reaching the top ranks of the police, as part of wide-ranging reforms to the ailing force.

    Sri Lanka: DIG rank open to female police officers
     SriLanka_Women_Police_officers October 12, 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian
     The National Police Commission (NPC) is looking to implement a scheme whereby Woman Police Constables (WPCs) would be promoted to the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG). At present, the highest rank a WPC can rise to before retirement is Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP).

  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016 1:10 PM | Carol Paterick (Administrator)
    The International Association of Women Police is attending the October meeting of the International Expert Group (IEG) hosted by UN Women.  We will be providing comments and remarks on the draft publication "Practitioner's Manual on Women's Access to Justice."  This meeting will take place on 17-18 October 2016 in New York (US).  The Manual highlights barriers to gender bias in justice delivery and persistent gender discriminatory laws in justice institutions.  This Manual complies with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and General recommendation no. 33 (GR33) of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on women’s access to justice. It is the most comprehensive authoritative global policy guidance available.  The meeting follows the work of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for global equality and empowerment of women.  The IAWP presented sessions at the last few CSW meetings in New York and pledged its support for the SDGs.  The organization now has an opportunity to review the draft "Manual on Women's Access to Justice" and provide the IEG with views and comments.

    Third Vice President Sandra Martin has been tasked with representing the IAWP in New York as well as compiling and presenting our recommendations.  In turn, IAWP is asking its Members for review and comment on the Manual; respond directly to Sandra at  Deadline for Responses
    is October 7, 2016.  This will ensure your input is reviewed and captured in time for the meeting.

    Download from the IAWP webpage at
    • Draft of the Women's Access to Justice Manual which will be the subject of discussion at the meeting in October, being  provided to IAWP Members for review and comment directly to Third Vice President, Sandra Martin,
    • Overview of the October meeting along with its provisional agenda.  This paper provides a detail of the meeting and the agenda.
    • Links are also on the webpage to the 21 September 2016 Peace Day flyer, CSW60, CSW59, the U.N SDGs

    • You can also find details on these initiatives at YouTube Videos on SDGs
    If you need specific material emailed directly, please contact Carol Paterick,

    United Nations Global SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS - Overview
    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are officially known as Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable DevelopmentThere are seventeen Global Goals with 169 targets between them. Spearheaded by the United Nations through its 193 Member States, these goals are formally captured in United Nations Resolution A/RES/70/1 of 25 September 2015. The Resolution builds on the principles popularly known as The Future We Want. The SDGs out flow from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's frequently-quoted remark that "there can be no Plan B, because there is no Planet B."  The broad range of sustainable development issues include ending poverty and hunger, improving health and education, making cities more sustainable, combating climate change, and protecting oceans and forests. The specific Sustainable Development Goals embraced by the organization are in line with the IAWP Mission -To strengthen, unite and raise the capacity of women in policing internationally. Those SDG goals are:
    •    #5 Gender Equality,
    •    #16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions,

    IAWP Broadcast Service September 25, 2016

  • Saturday, September 24, 2016 7:11 AM | Carol Paterick (Administrator)

    U.S. Senators seek to boost women in international forces

    Also, according to the United Nations, women make up 3 percent of total military forces deployed to peacekeeping missions and 9 percent of total police forces deployed to peacekeeping missions.

    For law enforcement, the U.S. State Department would have to ensure that women make up at least 10 percent of participants from foreign countries getting law enforcement training.

    In her statement, Boxer said more women in peacekeeping missions could curb alleged sexual abuse.

    “When women are deployed on peacekeeping missions, there are fewer allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation,” she said. “Women soldiers and police are uniquely capable of reaching out to underserved populations, demobilizing and reintegrating female ex-combatants, and mentoring other women."

    The underrepresentation of women affects mission effectiveness, Shaheen added.

    "Women bring an invaluable and necessary skill set to their units,” she said in a written statement. “We know that women all across the globe are ready and willing to meet the challenge of serving in security forces alongside male colleagues. Through our support of foreign security forces, the United States is in a position to empower women through participation in security forces.”

  • Sunday, August 21, 2016 8:43 AM | Carol Paterick (Administrator)

    Senior Superintendent Maxine I. Graham
    Guyana Police Force


  • Sunday, August 21, 2016 8:42 AM | Carol Paterick (Administrator)

    54th Annual IAWP Training Conference is just around the corner! 

  • Saturday, July 16, 2016 9:34 AM | Carol Paterick (Administrator)

    From TIME:

    There is a simple solution to America's policing problem:  More Female Cops

  • Saturday, July 16, 2016 9:34 AM | Carol Paterick (Administrator)

    Get to know Phoenix’s first female police chief, Jeri Williams

  • Saturday, July 16, 2016 9:33 AM | Carol Paterick (Administrator)

    Los Angeles Times, Opinion
    One group is responsible for America’s culture of violence, and it isn’t cops, black Americans, Muslims or rednecks. It’s men.  What we don’t talk about is how the greatest predictor of violence isn’t religion, occupation or race. It’s gender.

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