The international Women Police Conference is being hosted by the Ministry of Interior Pakistan from October 13-15, 2014 at Islamabad in collaboration with the Gender Responsive Policing (GRP) Project, jointly implemented by the National Police Bureau (NPB) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) funded by the Foreign Ministry of Germany.
The project with the support of Ministry of Interior Pakistan and NPB conducted the 2nd International Islamic Women Police Conference in 2011 at Islamabad, in continuation of the dialogue and experience sharing on women in policing initiated in the first conference organized by the Interior Ministry of Afghanistan in 2007. Pakistan moved the discourse to carry forward the agenda among the women police officers of the Islamic countries, to establish a united forum for promoting enhanced positioning of women in police making police responsive to the needs of citizens it serves with an emphasis on women in distress.
The upcoming conference in October 2014 will stimulate debate on similar issues, highlighting positive developments towards gender sensitive policing worldwide, focusing on emerging challenges and priorities for the future, to ensure a substantial road map towards achieving gender just policing practices. New approaches will be identified for promoting the replication and scaling-up of demonstrated successful interventions and practices worldwide in promoting gender reforms in policing. The dialogue initiated in 2011 on establishing an International Gender Responsive policing Network (GRPN) amongst the OIC countries will be revived to foster the agenda of Gender Responsive Policing in the Muslim world with strong linkages with other international women police networks. The concept of GRPN already shared with the participating countries of 2nd Islamic Women Police Conference will be disseminated to all OIC countries participating in the conference.