Speakers at the third National Women Police Conference held on Thursday were of the view that women police could become agents of change, according to a press release. At the inauguration of the third National Women Police Conference, National Police Bureau (NPB) DG Ehsan Ghani said Gender Responsive Policing (GRP) Project presented a great opportunity as its approach was based on realities of policing with emphasis on improving gender sensitivity and professional skills across police organisations. National Highway and Motorway Police IGP Zulfiqar Cheema stated, “These are challenging times for Pakistan, war against terror and growing extremism in the country leave little attention for gender-based crimes. The conference which concluded on Friday aimed to identify the dynamics around prejudices attached with women in policing and using media advocacy to change perceptions and support in building strategic alliances. The event was organised by GIZ, an implementing agency of the German government, in collaboration with NPB.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 23rd, 2013.