Ukrainian patrol police awarded for compliance with gender balance (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
23.09.2015 | 19:48
Women make about a third of staff of new police. This,
according to experts, was a real breakthrough for the Ukrainian society.The award for gender balance was handed over
to law enforcers by the President of the International Women Rights Center
"La Strada-Ukraine" Ekaterina Levchenko.
The award was
launched by members of Information and Consultation Women's Centre and the
International Women Rights Center "La Strada-Ukraine" six years ago.
It is presented twice a year - in days of the spring and autumn equinox. The
award for gender balance is handed to nominees as a sign of observance of the
equal rights of men and women.
Women now make
about 30% of staff of new police. Due to parity representation of women and men
in patrol service this law-enforcement structure was awarded the budge
"For a Practical Contribution to Realization of the Principle of the Equal
Rights and Opportunities of Men and Women".
According to male
police officers, work of women in patrol force deserves respect.
"Right now I'm
working with a girl partner and want to say that there is no difference between
genders in our work.There are
situations when we are called by women, and it is much easier for woman to work
and to talk to another woman.There is
quite a lot of advantages"- said inspector of patrol service Nikita
According to the
president of the International Women Rights Center "La
Strada-Ukraine" Ekaterina Levchenko, experts from the two organizations
that select nominees for the award for gender equality, this time chose patrol
service.Experts refer to the experience
of other countries where women improve police work and do it no worse than
society positively rates work of the patrol police precisely because it has
gender equality, gender parity and we want it to continue in the future" -
said Ekateryna Levchenko.
Press-service of MIA-Ukraine
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