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Local and global women police join in Abu Dhabi

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Filed on April 15, 2016 | Last updated on April 15, 2016 at 02.20 pm

The conference, which will witness a wide scale international participation, will be held at the Convention Center at the new Zayed University in Khalifa City in Abu Dhabi, from 18 - 20 April.


The Emirates Women Police Association (EWPA) will be organising the third Regional Women Police Conference in Abu Dhabi, under the theme 'Women Police.Leadership in Sustainable Development,' held under the patronage of Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.

The conference, which will witness a wide scale international participation, will be held at the Convention Center at the new Zayed University in Khalifa City in Abu Dhabi, from 18 - 20 April.

Major General Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police, said: "Women in the UAE have enjoyed a great deal of attention and encouragement, thanks to the keenness of the higher leadership to provide all the necessary resources to qualify women and grant them the opportunity to join the process of growth and development and attain prominent positions in various areas of work."

"The higher leadership has also shown support for women's work within police and security agencies after proving high performance in dealing with various police and security tasks and duties."

He also noted that the conference will provide an opportunity to women in police.

"It enhances the process of women recruitment in the policing sector in the country, and reflects the extent to which the UAE is providing opportunities for women to assume roles in various fields of life."

Major Amna Mohammed Khamis Al Bloushi, Chairwoman of the Emirates Women Police Association (EWPA); Regional Director of Women Police in the Middle East, noted that the three-day conference will tackle several themes, including creativity, innovation and combating intellectual extremism, electronic crimes and corruption in organisations.

It will also discuss ways to develop women police skills and combating drugs. A number of workshops related to the themes will also be organised at the conference.

Major Al Bloushi added that the event will host an elite group of local, Arab and international speakers, notably Dr Mohammed bin Ali Koman, Secretary General of the Arab Interior Ministers Council; Major General Dr Abdul Quddous Abdul Razzaq Al Obaidly, Assistant Director General of Total Quality at Dubai Police; Margaret Shorter, President of the International Women Police Association in the US; and Colonel Mona Abdulraheem, Women Police Director, Kingdom of Bahrain.

Additionally, Major Al Bloushi pointed out that an exhibition will be organised on the sidelines of the conference to highlight the achievements of women police around the world and the achievements of Arab women police.

"The exhibition will also highlight the professional achievements and heroic and distinguished deeds made by women police members during their career, which reflect their excellence and courage while carrying out their duties."

Moreover, she noted that the Board of Directors of the International Association of Women Police (IAWP) will hold its annual meeting for the year 2016 for the first time in the UAE.

"The UAE will be the first Arab country to host the IAWP's Board of Directors' meeting, outside Europe. The meeting will be attended by 26 IAWP regional directors."

She noted that women have proven their capability to work as police officers and demonstrate their dedication and devotion in serving their country in whatever role they assume in the different policing sectors.

 

 





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