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Webinar on Global Practices on Women in Police | Dialogue Series on ‘Equalising the Role of Women in Policing’ 


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Tuesday, December 20, 2022, 5:30 pm

This is part of an online dialogue series featuring programs, initiatives and research on strengthening the role of women in policing.

The National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, is pleased to invite you to the inaugural session of “Equalizing the Role of Women in Policing”, an online dialogue series featuring policies, programs and initiatives from India and around the world aimed at realizing women’s equitable growth and contribution to policing.

This is an initiative under the “Benchmarking and Strengthening the Role of Women in Karnataka Police” project of NLSIU. To know more about this project, click here.

Webinar 1 – Global Practices on Women in Police

The first session is on “Global Practices on Women in Police” and features Ms. Jane Townsley, Executive Director of the International Association of Women in Policing (IAWP) and a senior police officer (retired) with over 30 years’ policing experience in the United Kingdom. It will take place online on Tuesday, 20 December, from 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm IST.

Ms. Townsley will present global trends on women’s representation in law enforcement and highlight key lessons from ongoing reform initiatives aimed at achieving women’s equitable representation and participation in policing. The session will also include a presentation by Ms. Roshni Kapoor who worked with NLSIU to develop a compendium of good practices from around the world on women in policing. Ms. Kapoor will highlight specific measures including policies, programs and initiatives featured in the compendium on promoting women’s role in policing.

About the speaker:

Jane Townsley (UK) is a UN Women Senior Police Expert, as well as the co-author of the UN Women Handbook on Gender-responsive Policing Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence. Jane is a senior police officer (retired) with over 30 years’ policing experience in the UK, retiring in 2013 at the rank of Chief Inspector. Since retirement, she has established her consultancy specializing in capacity building for gender-responsive policing and service delivery to local communities and a focus on the empowerment of women in policing. She is the Executive Director of the International Association of Women Police (IAWP), having previously serving as President between 2009 and 2015. She has helped to lead the IAWP with members in over 70 countries.


5.30pm  – Welcome remarks
Dr. Mrinal Satish, Professor of Law, NLSIU

5.35pm – Introduction to the dialogue series
Devyani Srivastava, Principal Investigator, Women in Karnataka Police Project, NLSIU

5.40pm – Presentation on “Programs, Policies and Initiatives for Strengthening the Role of Women in Policing: A Compendium of Global Good Practices”
Roshni Kapoor, Consultant, NLSIU

6.00pm – Keynote Speech | “Women Policing across the Globe: Key Trends”
Ms. Jane Townsley, Executive Director, International Association of Women Police

6.45pm – Discussions

7.30pm – Concluding remarks

How do I register?

Register here for the session on 20 December.
*After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

About the Dialogue Series

With state police services in India set to recruit more women, the dialogue series intends to bring together police leaders, practitioners, researchers and global experts in a collective dialogue on different issues surrounding women in policing. It will feature ongoing research and initiatives on themes such as gender mainstreaming tools, women police units, role of women police in driving reforms, women police leadership, and gender sensitization with a view to facilitate learning and critical reflection.

The series will continue through next year and will be open to all.

We look forward to your support and active participation in the series to enable insightful and relevant discussions.

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