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the profile of women in criminal justice internationally.

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Throughout 2014, the IAWP is focusing on several critical issues. Read about each at their webpage link.

STOP Human Trafficking

The shameful practice of human trafficking around the world knows neither borders nor gender.









Coming Soon

Raising awareness of the challenges facing police women in Afghanistan









Visit the website for instructions and the nomination form.  All nominations are submitted electronically online through the website.  The deadline for nominations is
April 28, 2014.

  • Awards Eligibility and Online Submission Form, Click here

  • Awards Program Overview, Click here

  • Contact Mylan Mason, Chair, IAWP Awards Program, for details or assistance at email mylan.masson@hennepintech.edu

  • Download and share the release with your colleagues.  ALL police officers worldwide are eligible for the awards; you don't have to be a member to be nominated.


September 28 - October 2 in Winnipeg Canada
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  • Reduced fee for early registration deadline is May 1, 2014. Use this form to register and pay by mail.
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IAWP and UN Women National Committee UK Form Closer Ties

The International Association of Women Police (IAWP) and UN Women National Committee UK (NC UK) have formed closer ties recommending that more steps should be taken to support women police officers internationally to prevent violence against women and girls.  The two organisations hosted a joint event at the House of Commons in London last month to discuss the outcomes of the two organisations’ joint panel discussion on gender responsive policing and security, which was held in New York in March.

Read the full document for more details and information at this link:
     More Support Needed for Safety and Security



Effective May 1, 2014

Regions 1 to 12

USA & Canada - No Region changes


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LISTING with Contacts (RTF)

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The International Association of Women Police regional structure will go from 18 to 26 Regions. The new structure is effective May 1, 2014.  Changes are in Regions 13 - 26, shown below.

Region 13
Western Europe (including Israel) – Andorra, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Switzerland, Vatican City State (Holy See), United Kingdom

Region 14
Northern Europe (Baltic) – Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden

Region 15
Central & Eastern Europe – Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia (Slovak Republic), Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine

Region 16
Middle East & Gulf States – Israel moved to Western Europe, Egypt moved to Northern Africa – Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestinian Territories, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Region 17

Northern Africa – Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Western Sahara

Region 18

Western Africa – Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo

Region 19

Central Africa – Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe

Region 20

Eastern Africa – Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mayotte, Reunion Island, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda

Region 21

Southern Africa – Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Region 22

Central & Southern Asia – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tibet, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Region 23

Eastern & South East Asia - Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Lao, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), North Korea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Region 24

Australasia & Oceania, American Samoa, Australia, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Northern Mariana Islands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Pacific Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Island, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

Region 25

Central & South America – Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, French Southern Territories, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, Wallis and Futuna Islands

Region 26

Caribbean – Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands (USA)




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