Impact Talk from Oxfam Novib
Power of Citizens’ Voices Series: Integrating Women into the Afghan National Police Force
This is the second of four episodes in the Power of Citizens’ Voices series, “Integrating Women into the Afghan National Police Force”. In this series we talk with civil society leaders, activists and colleagues from around the world about how raising the voices of citizens drives impact on critical topics like conflict and security, the right to food, and securing the financing needed for development.
While women still only make up a small percentage of the Afghan police, their total number has risen from just 164 women in 2005 to 4070 in 2020. Why it is so important for Afghan women to safely join the police force? How does this relate to citizens’ voice? And what support did these brave women receive? In this episode of the Power of Citizens’ Voices series, we discover how Oxfam and partners have supported citizens to raise their voices within a context of conflict and fragility, focusing on the safe integration of women in the Afghan police. Wazhma Frogh (Founding Director, Women and Peace Studies Organization) and Jorrit Kamminga (Policy Lead Inclusive Peace & Security, Oxfam Novib) join us to discuss.
Hosts: Lisanne Hekman and Patrick Guyer
Editing and sound design: Sound Seekers
Artwork: Anouk Klinkers
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Keywords: Women, police, security sector reform, conflict, Afghanistan, Women Peace and Security, NAP1325