Women bring solid contributions to policing efforts for the benefit of the Palestinian communities

For all of us, safety and security plays an essential role in our daily lives. This also applies to the conflict affected Palestinian people. In the Occupied Palestinian Territories, women Police Officers of the Palestinian Civil Police (PCP) bring solid contributions to making the security sector more effective and responsive to the needs of the entire society, including specific security needs of women and girls.

This is why we are supporting the Family Protection and Juvenile Unit (FPJU) of the PCP and their newly established ‘One Stop Center’ in Ramallah. Their staff of close to a hundred officers across the West Bank, work to provide protection, confidentiality and dignity to women and children who have experienced violence, and to ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

The FPJU is led by Colonel Wafa Muammar, one of the highest-ranking female officers in the PCP, who has become a genuine example of how women can add value to policing efforts for the benefit of the Palestinian communities.

This is one of several pieces leading up to the International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8 March 2018