afghan female police is entering the the Afghan defence force.
According to official figures from the Ministry of Interior (MoI), more than 5,000 police are currently on duty to provide security and law and order
The Afghan Ministry of Interior (MoI) has announced an increase in the number of Afghan female police officers to 10,000 over the next four years.
The ministry said there were currently 4000 police officers, making up 3% of the total.
The Afghan Ministry of Interior (MoI) appears to see increasing the number of women in the police force as a priority that has not been achieved despite repeated efforts.
- Interior Minister Massoud Andarabi said at a government accountability program to the nation that more women police were needed to meet the needs of women, who he said make up half of Afghanistan’s population.
He says the ministry plans to increase the number of female police officers by 2024 to 10,000 in the next four years.
According to Mr. Andrabi, the aim of the program is not only to increase the number and quantity of female police officers, but also to increase their strength in terms of quality and capacity.
“We currently have 4000 female police officers and we plan to increase this number to 10,000 under the program. Strengthen the number of women in the police force to 10,000 by 5 years It’s not just numbers, we look at their education, skills, capacities and status in terms of their role here. “
According to official figures from the Afghan Ministry of Interior, 124000 people are currently employed in the police force, including 4,000 women.
This number of female police officers are engaged in searches at airports, land borders and some agencies and some of them are engaged in special operations.
Some believe that due to the unfavorable working environment, certain traditions and traditional life in Afghan society, it is not easy for many women to wear police uniforms and work.
In addition to the many barriers to women’s policing in Afghan society, Interior Minister Massoud Andarabe acknowledged some institutional problems in this area. The struggle is far from over and a lot of energy is spent on the battles.
But he said at the meeting that efforts at the leadership level had been stepped up to get the police back to their original duties