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Force strives for equality

Mere Naleba
Monday, June 30, 2014

ONCE seen as a male-dominant workforce, the Fiji Police Force is now promoting gender equality and is keen on sharing senior positions with female officers.

Chief operations officer ACP Rusiate Tudravu said at a week-long workshop for police officers on Violence against Women and Children that there was a need to realise the value of women in our communities, villages and societies.

"We are trying to review our policies in place in terms of the things that we do and how we are going to improve from where we are. We are trying to give equal opportunities for our women in the force," he said.

Mr Tudravu also said one way of showing support to the United Nation's goal in empowering women was recruiting 50 women out of the 155 recruits who had their passing-out parade in Nasova last week.

He said women made up 20 per cent of the police officers and they stood a higher chance of being promoted towards the end of the year when 40 senior officers would retire.

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