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Attracting Women to Police Work in Pakistan Elizabeth K. Seale, Fida Mohammad and Gregory Fulkerson

Abstract
In Pakistan, there is a significant shortage of females working in law enforcement. This
is hampered by traditional and cultural gender-oriented barriers that restrict open
community interaction. Sexual harassment, corruption, and the lack of equal
opportunity have further restricted progress in enhancing career advancement for
women police officers. There is a clear need to increase the number of females working
in law enforcement in Pakistan to address the needs and concerns of female community
members. This article will attempt to identify and explore the nature of these obstacles
and offer some practical short- and long-term solutions to these problems.

Keywords: Law Enforcement; Women in Policing; Pakistan; Police Corruption; Sexual
Harassment