More Afghan women joining police force in Herat

Female trainee

More and more women are signing up to join the police force in Afghanistan’s western province Herat, according to a special Xinhua report today. “Two years ago, only three women enrolled in the police training center; but up to now, 300 women have finished training and joined the police force in Herat and several dozen are receiving training here at the moment,” Colonel Mohammad Ibrahim, commander of the provincial police training center told Xinhua.

The women undergo a six-week program to learn how to use equipment and weaponry. They are also taught self-defense as well as Afghan laws. “Serving the nation is not only the job of men. It is also our obligations to serve our country. We are determined to do so,” a trainee told Xinhua.

July 22, 2013 В· admin В· No Comments
Posted in: Security in Afghanistan, Women's Rights

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