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Breaking the glass ceiling: women in the police services

WPON UN DP WOMEN POLICE OFFICERS NETWORK Empowered lives. Resilient nations. * Women are roughly half of any society and therefore should be represented in the police force of any democratic society. BREAKING THE GLASS CEILING: * Women have proven that they could be great police officers but are discouraged from this profession because police work is traditionally seen as a male profession and they are often not treated equally with their male colleagues. WOMEN IN THE POLICE SERVICES Key Women Police 0fficers Network* in South East Europe is working to create equal opportunities for women to join and work in the police services in South East Europe. women police officers managers women 6a men police officers managers men EQUAL POSSIBILITIES FOR CAREER ADVANCEMENT? While majority of men think that possibilities for career advancement are equal for women and men (62% of men police officers think so and 60% of men managers), women predominantly think that men have the advantage in career advancement (41% of women police officers think so and 50% of women managers). men have the advantage other key women have the advantage Iam not sure equally accessible 1,64% –10,11% 0,35% 23,37% 1,64% 2,62% 22,34% 16,26% 13,16% - 11,63%- 43,29% -10,75% -50,00% -5,00% 34,62% -0,12% 61,76% 34,21% 59,65% WOMEN EQUAL TO MEN IN POLICE SERVICES? SPECIALIZED TRAINING - EQUALLY ACCESSIBLE TO WOMEN AND MEN? Women are in smaller percentage than men convinced that they are fully equal to men. While 36% of men think so, the percentage of women is much smaller, only 19%. While 67% of men police officers think that specialized training is equally available to women and men, only 39% of women think so. Instead, 31% of women police officers think men have the advantage. Also 14% of men recognize that men have the advantage in the availability of specialized training. 8,71% 11,81% 1,84% 67,24% 58,57% 19,07% 10,22% 9,74% 1,53% 38,52% 30,90% 19,26% 14,03% 15,89% 42,91% 35,51% 11,00% 0,3 2% 2,14% 0,69% 9,27% 14,57% 3,31% 54,97% 17,88% 70,14% 7,18% 7,07% 1,14% 56,13% 50,17% 34,44% 29,03% 14,19% 15,84% 13,01% mostly yes not at mostly yes, fully key indecisive 0,65% 0,9% 0,11% key all no ARE WOMEN OFTEN SUBJECT TO VERBAL DISPUTES AND JOKES? WOMEN IN EDUCATION Majority of respondents think that women police officers are sometimes subject to verbal dispute of their competencies. Who thinks that? |45% Women are equally successful as students in police academies as men. Even though women are less represented than men among students, they are equally represented among top students. 49% 64% | 58% BULGARIA in 2010 - 50% among top students were WOMEN 50% 50% 13% of women police officers think this happens often. MOLDOVA in 2010 -11 WOMEN and 5 MEN among outstanding students at Police Academy 13% There is also a high percentage of respondents who think that women are sometimes subject to inappropriate jokes (between 52 to 62%). While 28% of women police officers think this never happens, 16% think this happens often. MOLDOVA in 2011 - 3 WOMEN and 4 MEN among outstanding students at Police Academy 28% never happens 16% happens very often MONTENEGRO since 2006 - 10 WOMEN and 7 MEN among outstanding students at Police Academy ARE ALL POSITIONS FULLY ACCESSIBLE TO MEN AND WOMEN? REFERENCES While 55% of men police officers think that all positions are equally accessible to women and men, only 33% of women think so. Instead, 35% of women police officers think they do not stand the same chances as man do for all positions. Also, only 20% of men recognize that all positions are not fully accessible to man and SEPCA (2010) Establishing the Southeast Europe Women Police Officers Network, Research Findings (2010). woman. yes X no 2 lam not sure + other www.seesac.org/wpon-publications/1/. The report is based on a groundbreaking research endeavor in which 8 police services from South East Europe took part to determine baseline data on position of women in police services. More than 4,000 questionnaires were filled out by policewomen and policemen and human units in Albania, Bosnia and 32,68% 55,02% 27,74% 45,48% 35,06% 20,37% 42,58% 20,54% 30,84% 23,91% 27,74% 29,68% 1,41% 0,69% 1,94% 4,29% resources Herzegovina-Federation, Herzegovina-Republika Srpska, Bulgaria, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. Bosnia and key * Women Police Office Network (WPON) is a network of women police officers from 8 countries (9 police services) in South East Europe (Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia, Moldova; the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; Montenegro; Serbia; Bosnia and Herzegovina – both from the Federation and from Republic Srpska;). WPON members are working to create better conditions in the police services of their countries so that more women would become interested in becoming police officers and so that women who are already working as police officers would choose to stay in the service. http://europeandcis.undp.org/ Developed by UNDP office in Poland www.undp.org.pl men have advantage women have advantage | am not sure they are equally accessible other

Breaking the glass ceiling: women in the police services

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Women Police Officers Network is a network of women police officers from 8 countries (9 police services) in South East Europe (Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia, Moldova; the former Yugoslav Republic of Mac...

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