- Published on Tuesday, 19 June 2012 08:39
EUPOL COPPS jointly with the Palestinian Civilian Police gender unit, awarded the Chief of the Palestinian Civil Police (PCP) Major General Hazem Attallah, with the annual gender award due to his strong commitment in promoting gender inside the Palestinian Police, within the Security Sector and among the other police organizations in the Arabic Region.
The annual gender award has been given in the presence of the Palestinian Civil Police (PCP) Gender Advisor, Major Wafa SULEIMAN, Lieutenant Colonel Tareq Dawabshah, Chief of PCP Secretariat, the EUPOL COPPS Head of the Police Advisory Section, Michael Haliti and the EUPOL COPPS Police Gender Advisor.
"I will keep modernizing my organization to have policemen and policewomen working hand in hand. This is crucial in order to provide the needed security for all Palestinian citizens. This balanced model of police integration allows us to be more effective and professional in policing and it sets a very good example for our partners in the Arab world", stated ATTALLAH.
"EUPOLCOPPS Mission is supporting of gender operational activities within the PCP. Just to give a few examples: the last PCP recruitment included 10 % of female, gender is integrated in various trainings and media activities, a female unit was integrated into the Special Police Force (SPF) and not to forget to mention the projects on gender based violence", underlined HALITI.
"It is well known that the Chief of the PCP is promoting gender in important Police and Security Sector platforms at the strategic level, he shows accountability and is his committed", said the EUPOLCOPPS police gender advisor.
"It is a privilege to work for the Chief of Police Major General Hazem Atallah on gender integration within the PCP", said the PCP Gender advisor. One year ago I was assigned by the COP and since that very first day, he has provided me the necessary support within the PCP. He also established the gender unit and 3 new members will be very soon supporting me in my gender priorities and future PCP gender activities.
EUPOL COPPS works closely with the Palestinian Civilian Police (PCP), and its partners within the Palestinian Criminal Justice System (CJS) on the promotion and integration of gender issues.