Establishing Women Police Officers Network in South East Europe

Authored by: Snežana Novović

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Political Transitions, Security Sector Reform (SSR)
Country: South East Europe
Region: Europe and Eurasia
Year: 2011
Citation: Novović, Snežana. "Establishing Women Police Officers Network in South East Europe." In Women in the Security Sector -- A Regional Perspective: A Collection of Thematic Papers, edited by Jovanka Saranović, 159-171. Belgrade: Strategic Research Institute of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Serbia, 2011.

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Executive Summary

At the initiative of Southeast Europe Police Chiefs Association (SEPCA), started in 2008, preparatory activities were underway in 2009 and 2010 for establishing the Women Police Officers Network in South East Europe (Women Police Officers Network – WPON), that included, among other things, empirical research at the regional level in order to obtain data on actual status and role of women in police, as well as on possible areas and forms of future cooperation. Presented in the form of report, results of the research that included eight regional ministries of internal affairs represent the starting point for planning activities of the Network which was formally established in November 2010.