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NCJ Number: 163113 Find in a Library
Title: Policing in East European Democracies: A Challenge for Women
Journal: Newsletter  Issue:1  Dated:(April 1996)  Pages:2-4
Author(s): J Brown
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 3
Type: Conference Material
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Netherlands
Annotation: Approximately 30 delegates from 11 countries attended an international meeting held in Budapest, Hungary, in December 1995; stimulated by the European Network of Policewomen, the conference exchanged views between police officers from Western European countries and those from the emerging democracies of Eastern Europe.
Abstract: Each country represented at the conference was asked to briefly summarize the position of women in the police organization. Conference participants discussed both political and social contexts of changes in Eastern Europe, the democratization of society, the transformation of economic relationships, and the effect of gender issues on social reconstruction and political decisionmaking. In addition, conference participants looked at the role of women in political life, public attitudes toward women, problems faced by women in reconciling home and work, equal opportunity policies of police departments, and women's involvement in policing. Workshop sessions were devoted to violence against women and organized crime. Other conference activities included consciousness raising activities for participants and a discussion of ways to combat sexism. 3 photographs
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Eastern Europe; Economic influences; Employment discrimination; Equal opportunity employment; Female sex roles; Gender issues; Police women; Political influences; Sex discrimination; Social change; Western Europe
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