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Women in the Police


The main purpose of the NBNP project “Women in the Police” is to focus on gender equality and diversity in police organizations. Special attention is directed towards the possibilities to combine working life with family life, and on discussing the working conditions women, but also men, meet in a male dominated organization. The project will focus on the recruitment processes of the police in the Nordic and Baltic countries from a gender perspective.

A seminar titled ‘Women in the police: from patrolling to leadership’ will be arranged in Riga in 2017.  Best practices and information on national actions taken in the Nordic and Baltic countries to increase the number of women in the police force will be presented and discussed. The aim is to find out whether the gender equality strategies have resulted in more women at all levels in the police. Did the strategies have the desired effect?