Women police

Women police in UN missions, sometimes “just better communicators”

Women serving in UN missions around the world are often “just the better communicators” when it comes to community policing.

That’s the view of Stefan Feller, the UN Police Adviser for the world body’s peacekeeping operations department (DPKO).

He said that “for years and years”, the UN has been asking member states to contribute more women to police service, but it’s been an uphill struggle.