The 59th International Association of Women Police Conference Opens in Canada

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In a quest for leadership, employee wellness, integrated responses to crime, building relationships with external agencies, and, fostering stronger community partnerships.

Hundreds of policewomen from about 70 countries have gathered in Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada for the 59th International Association of Women Police (IAWP) conference.

The 2022 IAWP Conference will have renowned speakers from across the globe to share their knowledge and insights on trending topics, such as recruitment and retention, with a critical lens devoted to increasing diversity and inclusion within the workforce; virtual and digital evidence; artificial intelligence (AI).

The five-day event which opened on Monday on the theme “Connect, empower, lead” seeks to strengthen, unite and raise the capacity of women in police around the world.

The Ontario Women are hosting it in Law Enforcement (OWLE), the Niagara Regional Police Service, and Hamilton Police.

An organiser of the conference, Ms Stephanie Sabourin, explained that the association represented the interest of policewomen internationally with the view to ensuring their welfare and contribution to law and order.

She stated that the association aimed to see a world where police reflect the diversity of communities they serve and where human rights were protected at all times.

The IAWP, a global organisation for women police officers and women in other criminal justice roles, was established in 1915.

IAWP seeks to strengthen and raise the capacity of women police around the world.

IAWP is also committed to providing female police officers with a range of resources, networking opportunities, and organisation, helping promote women in law enforcement, corrections, and other criminal justice professions.

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