As Secretary General of INTERPOL, I would like to invite men and women from around the world to join our collective efforts in celebrating International Women's Day around the theme of “gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow".
For INTERPOL, International Women’s Day is an opportunity to honour the dedicated women worldwide who serve and protect our communities, often in challenging or dangerous environments.
Gender equality in policing is not a female-only issue. Men are important partners in facilitating gender parity and can act as change agents in a male-dominated policing culture.
Police forces need stronger female representation at all levels, but in particular, need more women in leadership positions.
INTERPOL’s international women’s day: insights from around the world
INTERPOL is proud to give voice on this page to some of the exceptional women who lead global law enforcement either in their role as Head of INTERPOL National Central Bureau, as a national police chief, or on INTERPOL’s Executive Committee.
Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow
Women in senior positions inspire others to follow and encourage young women contemplating their choice of career to consider joining the police. It is a profession like no other with varied, interesting and fast paced roles where women really make a difference.
Modern policing needs to reflect the communities it serves. We all have to make it our mission to make sure that police women can work free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination, in an environment where their voices are heard and understood.
Together, we can all #BreakTheBias.