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Number of Policewomen to reach 10,000: MoI

(Last Updated On: October 20, 2014)

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The number of policewomen in Afghanistan will be increased to 10,000 by the end of next year, the ministry of interior affairs said.
Officials in the interior ministry noted that currently Afghanistan has 2,000 policewomen that the figure is expected to reach to 5,000 by the end of the year.
In the last decade, women in Afghanistan could have the opportunity to fit up in the police ranking, however, they face many challenges.
First security headquarter officer in Kabul, Jamila Bayaz said, “We have an Islamic culture in Afghanistan, people have different ideas about the policewomen. But still Afghan policewomen struggle with these problems.”
In the meantime, officials in the interior ministry emphasized that councils have been created to solve challenges of Afghan policewomen in the country.
Meanwhile, a number of Afghan policewomen said that to encourage the women to join the police ranks they should be given more authority.
For the first time in Afghanistan, women underwent military training at the time of Zahir Shah’s government. But in the past 13 year, attempts have been done that the number of policewomen increase.

 

 

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