Last week, experts from the EU Advisory Mission (EUAM) to Ukraine and Ukrainian police cadets discussed the crucial role of equal rights and gender balance in law enforcement agencies. Around 50 cadets from Lviv and Donetsk Police Academies attended a webinar where EUAM advisers helped them to break popular stereotypes of police being more for men than women.
“At first, society believed that only a man can be a police officer because he is a defender. But society changes. Often, women are more empathetic, establish communication more easily and inspire public trust,”noted Frank Mielke, Adviser on Community Policing.
The webinar was part of the ongoing EUAM activity delivered to cadets on weekly basis. Regular educational meetings with EUAM experts help future police officers to know more about EU law enforcement best practices in human resources management, data protection, interviewing traumatised persons, traffic safety, gender balance, etc.
For future sessions, the students from Lviv and Donetsk Police Academies will be accompanied by cadets from Kharkiv.
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