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  • 2017 Activities

  • Morroco's accension to Ecowas: Threats and oppurtunities - Abuja Policy Dialogue; August
  • Electoral Risk Management Training Workshop, Ondo, November 2016
  • Climate Change Regional Training Workshop West Africa Edition, August
  • Peer Review on the Country Report on Industrialisation, August

  • Past Activities

  • Climate Change Regional Training Workshop West Africa Edition, August
  • Peer review on the Country Report on Industrialisation August
  • Abuja Policy Debate goes Lagos: The poor must also live. Forceful demolition of markets and living areas in Lagos and its effect on the poor.
  • Symposium on identified gaps and challenges of the security sector in Nigeria

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Gender and Policing in the Nigerian Police, Abuja, March 7, 2011

Gender in Police

In order to meet democratic standards, security agencies such as the police need to be truly representative of the society they serve. In the Nigerian Police Force (NPF), gender equality is still at a very early stage. Particularly in the middle or higher ranks of the NPF, women are heavily underrepresented. Furthermore, many of them experience gender-based discrimination, both obvious and hidden. For example, female police officers need to seek the approval of the Inspector General of Police before they can get married.

To support the democratization of the NPF, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, together with CLEEN Foundation, is engaging the institution in a dialogue on gender and policing. Part of this was a one-day conference held on March 7, 2011, in Abuja. Several key stakeholders in security and policing exchanged their views on gender policy and gender mainstreaming, discussed best practices and obstacles to implementation. Guests from Liberia, Ghana and Sierra Leone presented the experiences of their countries.
A policy brief about the outcome of the conference will be circulated among policy stakeholders for the further discussion of this topic.

To read the opening remarks of Kemi Okenyodo, Deputy Executive Director, CLEEN Foundation, Click here