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Welcome to the website of the International Association of Women Police. The IAWP was established in Los Angeles, California USA in 1915 by the first American policewomen as an international organization to provide professional development, mentoring, training, networking and recognition for female law enforcement officers and civilian support staff as well as to increase the numbers of women in policing. One-hundred years later, IAWP has members in more than 60 countries and continues the same traditions established by the founders.


We are delighted to announce that the Foundation is offering IAWP members the opportunity to apply for funding through grant money.  The money allocated will be items in line with the  mission and vision of IAWP and meet the eligibility requirements as outlined in the grant material.  Funds awarded in 2017 will be for fiscal year 2018.  Application form, instructions, and additional details are available online at the IAWP Foundation website,  All IAWP Members are eligible to apply.  Members in developing countries are especially encouraged to apply.

The deadline is September 30, 2017; download the material and complete the application process. 

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The International Association of Women Police (IAWP) is pleased to announce membership in the Commonwealth Women’s Network (CWN). This global network brings together women and gender-focused civil society organizations from around the 52 countries of the Commonwealth. CWN urges governments to make a national commitment to ensure that women and girls reach their full potential while improving and developing their leadership skills to create gender balance in political decision-making. The Chair CWN, Nelcia Robinson, welcomed IAWP with a statement, “The International Association of Women Police is a formidable resource to the Commonwealth Women’s Network and we look forward to working together in the interests of women’s development.”

Please read and share the Press Release below.


IAWP FOUNDATION: Creating and Supporting Opportunities for Women to Succeed in Policing and Recognizing their Contributions

The IAWP Foundation, Inc. was established in April 2002 by the International Association of Women Police Board of Directors. The IAWP Foundation, Inc. (IAWPF) was incorporated in the United States in the State of Georgia as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. The formation of the IAWPF as a charitable foundation allows tax-deductible donations for contributors in the US. IAWPF provides fundraising opportunities to support specific IAWP educational programs such as the International Scholarship Program.

Your donation will support the future of Women in law enforcement / criminal justice around the world. You can donate conveniently online with your credit card, or download a form to mail with your check or money order. Please make your donation today! Contact the Foundation Treasurer, Michele Lish,, for assistance.

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