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The 2nd International Islamic Women Police Conference on Gender Responsive Policing: Building Synergies for Gender Reforms in Law Enforcement

Aliya Sethi

Abstract
The second International Islamic Women Police Conference was organized in Pakistan
in November 2011 as a part of the gender responsive police reforms introduced by the
Gender Responsive Policing Project. The theme of the event, ‘Gender Responsive
Policing in the Islamic World: Enhancing Women’s Role in Policing,’ was motivated
by the objective to raise the profile of women in law enforcement by positioning them
as catalysts in reforming the culture of police organizations and making the institution
responsive towards addressing the distinct needs of women and girls and victims of
violence. The accomplishments and recommendations of this successful conference will
be described in detail.

Keywords: Women in policing; gender-responsive policing; Pakistan; Islamic World